Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre
85379 SH 2, Mount Bruce
Pukaha Mount Bruce is home to a Wildlife Centre where you can meet some of New Zealand's most endangered wildlife. Set in 942 hectares of ancient podocarp forest only 18 minutes from Masterton, Pukaha is home to many endangered species including tuatara, takahe, kokako, kaka and our national icon, the kiwi. It is also home to the Manukura, the little white kiwi.
Wairarapa Balloon Festival
Easter Weekend 18-22 April 2019 - Solway, Masterton
The Wairarapa Balloon Festival is an annual event held in the Wairarapa region. The festival features a week of balloon lift-offs and loads of family-fun and entertainment at various venues throughout the region. This is the must-see family fun event of the year - a festival for kids of all ages.
Wine and Vineyards
Wairarapa Wine Trail
Wairarapa is famous for its wine - and rightly so. Its vineyards are at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail and produce some of the world’s best pinot noir. There are vineyards scattered right around the region - take your pick!