Mahi a Rēhia
The Masterton District Council welcomes campers and encourages you to explore everything our region has to offer, from the wild coast at Castlepoint, to the native bush and tranquil rivers.
Masterton is a great town for cycling. Cycling is great for fitness, for getting fresh air, improving wellbeing and exploring our green space.
Flying a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) can be a lot of fun but it needs to be done safely and there are strict conditions on the use of RPAS in Wairarapa.
The aerodrome is predominantly home to recreational and vintage aircraft activity, but also has flight training, skydiving, drones
If you’re a resident or ratepayer of Masterton, it’s free to become a member of the Masterton District Library.
Parks and Green Spaces
Masterton is home to lots of beautiful parks, playgrounds, reserves and sportsgrounds. See more details about our facilities.
There are lots of places to play in our district including playgrounds, a disc golf course and a play trailer you can hire for your events.
Public Art Trail
We have lots of public art that you can visit for free and we’ve created a digital map to help you find it all.
Council manages nine public toilet locations throughout the district.
The recreation trails are a network of paths that link green space throughout Masterton. They are popular with walkers, cyclists, runners and dog owners.
Our skatepark is a national-level course that hosts lots of great events and welcomes everyone on wheels.
Trust House Recreation Centre
Trust House Recreation Centre is managed by Belgravia Leisure on behalf of Masterton District Council.
The Wairarapa Archive is dedicated to collecting and preserving Wairarapa’s unique heritage. We have a wide range of records relating to the Wairarapa.
Our Parks are Smoke and Vape Free
All parks and reserves and Council owned venues across the Wairarapa region have been designated as smoke and vape free public places. Any events run in Council facilities must be smoke and vape free. You can read more on our policies page.