Masterton

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Masterton is fast becoming an important region for two of New Zealand's brightest horticultural crops, wine and olives.

Whether you like hard out on the edge thrills with maximum adrenaline and adventure or you prefer to while away the hours in a sunny winery sipping chardonnay or getting a cultural fix at a gallery, this destination has it all. Masterton has something special and memorable to offer either inside, outside, on the water, under it or on the land.... While its easy travel distance to Wellington there is so much to see and do in the Masteron region itself, you'll never need to leave!

Famous in New Zealand for its annual "Golden Shears" competition, Masterton is surrounded by intensive farmland, native bush, rugged ranges and deep gorges. With a museum, gallery, recreation centre and heritage trails in Masterton itself, and numerous vineyards, farms and nature reserves around the region, there's no shortage of activities to occupy your time.

Masterton, Wairarapa's largest town, is a popular base for exploring the region. Alongside a number of visitor attractions Masterton hosts a varied summer event calendar. The town has a good range of quality eating options and accommodation to suit all budgets including hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, holiday parks and luxury lodges.

Masterton is also the place to watch other events, such as a weeklong balloon festival, first class cricket matches and dragon boat racing, as well as the Golden Shears shearing competition which is held on the three days leading up to the first Saturday in March.

It is a whole other world just waiting to be discovered by you! With so many amazing events that are held all throughout the year, you can also embark on adventures such as horse riding, jet boating, scenic flights, hiking, mountain biking, eco tours, nature walks and so much more! With so many amazing things to see and do in Masterton and its surrounds, you can have a fun filled holiday that the whole family will be thrilled with.

So you don't miss out on your chance to organise some excellent accommodation for your trip to Masterton, on the north island.