Things to do in Masterton

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Things to Do in Masterton

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  • Flyer30527861028
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My team and I stayed at the venue enjoying the tranquil setting and great facilities especially as they are quite new. We had a mix of the twin units and a bunkroom and we were very happy with the accommodation. Also we had a one day wānanga (seminar) there with catering provided by the venue. This included dinner on the night we arrived, breakfast and then morning and afternoon tea and lunch. The kai (food) was scrumptious, filling and plenty of it. Our guests / participants in the wānanga were very complimentary of the menu. Some of our guests also went into the reserve and came back with big smiles on their faces and lots of photos to brag about. sadly I didn't get a chance to visit the reserve but its definitely on my to do list.
    Overall a great experience and looking forward to bringing my extended whānau (whānau) to enjoy the facilities.
    Written 29 February 2024
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  • Barry-Jang
    Pattaya, Thailand479 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Park to wander or sit around and relax. Access for car parking at various point’s around.. Field used by schools for cricket etc. No Cafe or ICe Cream providers.
    Written 29 March 2023
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  • 226sur
    Auckland, New Zealand20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were looking for something to do on a rainy day in Masterton and this place did not disappoint. It is a fascinating collection and the owner is very knowledgeable about the origins of the cars.
    Best to call ahead as it isn't open every day. He opened up for us especially which was a lovely thing to do.
    Written 12 December 2023
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  • Julez
    Palmerston North, New Zealand11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. The volunteers who shared their knowledge with us were superb. I learned a lot of things about flying in WWI. Highly recommend to anyone. The planes are spectacular.
    Written 31 January 2024
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  • Ezra710
    Christchurch, New Zealand1,394 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's always a feature of a visit to Masterton to walk some of the Lake Henley circuit. Well formed paths are suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. Lots of ducks to watch out for. Very peaceful.
    Written 9 March 2021
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  • Tasman Travels
    56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our first vineyard along the Wairarapa Wine Trail and it didn't disappoint. We met the lovely Kathryn who provided us with a tasting, at no cost. Johner Estate is set in an absolutely beautiful location, and well worth the trip. We tried five or six wines, which Kathryn, being easy to follow, was very informative of and she was very friendly. We made a purchase which was lovely. When we had finished the tasting Kathryn walked us out to our vehicle, chatting along the way and we met a nice chap called Martin. It was a really affectionate, down to Earth experience, with good wine. Our kind of place!
    Written 29 May 2023
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  • Michael A
    Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum, Not big in size but did not disappoint. Staff were very friendly and reasonable entry fee. Great place to take visitors from overseas to show a little of Heartland New Zealand.
    Written 15 December 2023
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  • moonlotus18
    Hamilton, New Zealand1,754 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We managed to spend some time browsing through this delightful art museum and were not disappointed. The gentleman at the counter gave us a good overview of the different galleries to set us up on what to expect. We really enjoyed browsing through and savouring the different pieces from photography to paintings to 3D displays. Had a lovely time. No entry fees but donations are accepted. Would recommend.
    Written 22 January 2024
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  • MichaelJG90277
    Greater Wellington, New Zealand40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I recently went up Mount Holdsworth near Masterton New Zealand. I did the Holdsworth track up and down, not taking the Jumbo circuit route. It took us 8 hours and 45 minutes which is faster than the guide book. We took the Gentle Annie track up to Mountain House. This is the easy section, from there once you cross a level saddle the track gets steep and challenging. If you are not reasonably fit don't even try. It is many years since I last went up Holdsworth and DoC has installed many wooden stair cases. I am not sure I like these as the step spacing was sometimes awkward but in some areas they make for safer climbing. It is a strenuous climb up to Powell Hut (under reconstruction and looking excellent) before you rise above the bush line and on to a rocky tussock covered exposed ridge. In windy, wet or snowy conditions this last half kilometre to the summit could be very dangerous so be careful. The day we did it was a beautiful sunny day but in the past I have been driven back by snow. The summit is 1470metres (4,823 ft) and market with a trig station.
    Written 7 March 2019
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  • moonlotus18
    Hamilton, New Zealand1,754 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stopped here enroute to Masterton. Bought some strawberries and apricots, lots of yummy local produce available. Good service! Outside is well laid out enclosure of various animals. Very welcoming for young children. Loved the spotted red cow visitor signage on the roadside.
    Written 22 January 2024
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  • TeKaiKaea
    Masterton, New Zealand15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I didnt go on the visit here but our colleagues who got to go feel that it was quite AMAZING! They have been astounded at the experience of people there and the amazing help you recieve as well as how easily relaxed you become in the hands of the professionals the have there to help.
    Written 10 February 2016
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  • graham_juden
    Whanganui, New Zealand7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We found the literature helpfully displayed. We felt as though we were being encouraged to explore Masterton, Wairarapa and further afield.
    Written 17 April 2021
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