Drive over the Rimutaka Hill from Wellington and you enter a different world as the Wairarapa Valley opens up before you. This is still ‘Capital Country’ but without the stress. Here you can enjoy a slower pace – a happy blend of latte and lifestyle, wine and wilderness.

Masterton, Food & Wine, Nearby Towns and Things to Do.

Nearby Towns

2016-11-26T18:59:13+13:00By |Masterton|

Castlepoint, 65 km east of Masterton, is a summer retreat amidst dramatic lagoon and lighthouse scenery where soul-uplifting and mind-clearing walks are de rigueur. The sandy beaches and craggy headlands, mark the only significant break in 300 km of desolate, wind-battered coastline from Cape Palliser to Cape Kidnappers in Hawke's Bay.

Things to Do

2016-11-26T18:59:13+13:00By |Masterton|

Masterton promotes itself as being a 'World Away Over the Hill' but still offers all the amenities for a perfect holiday retreat. The 32 hectare Queen Elizabeth Park is perhaps its most endearing asset for families. Attractions include a superbly designed lake, an aviary, children's playground, mini-golf, swing bridge, glorious gardens and a deer park.

Food & Wine

2014-11-05T02:52:50+13:00By |Masterton|

Masterton's commercial centre is strung along three parallel roads - Chapel, Queen and Dixon Streets. The wining and dining scene is excellent with modern restaurants, cafes and bars. The superb Aratoi Art and History Museum has a pleasant cafe. Cafe Solway, behind the Copthorne Resort, is fully licensed with a blackboard menu.