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Wairarapa New Zealand


Wairarapa New Zealand
Located in the south east of the North Island, Wairarapa is just an hour away from the vibrant capital city, Wellington. You can make an easy day trip from the capital to see working farms, country gardens, and wild coastline complete with seal colonies. Or stay overnight in one the region's many farm stays, bed and breakfasts, country cottages or exclusive lodges. Wairarapa is the perfect rural retreat in the very heart of New Zealand. The Wairarapa is well known in New Zealand for its vineyards and its numerous craftshops. The region also hosts a growing number of activities including hot air ballooning, fishing, diving, hunting, mountain biking and surfing.
Travel guides for Wairarapa: wairarapanz.com
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What to do in Wairarapa

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Martinborough Wine Tasting Tour    0.2 KM Martinborough
A full day guided tour in Martinborough with guide includes visits to four well known vineyards in the Wairarapa region. The tour departs from Wellington with a scenic train tour to the region and includes wine and gourmet cuisine tasting, local wine making knowledge and antipasto lunch.
The Tora Coastal Walk    37.1 KM Martinborough
The Tora Coastal Walk is a three day walking adventure in the stunning South Wairarapa. Situated 34 kms south of Martinborough, the walk traverses open farmland, native bush, windswept ridges, river valleys and the rugged Tora coastline. Accommodation each night is in comfortable fully equipped farm cottages.
Whareama Coastal Walk    32.1 KM Masterton
A fantastic 2-night/2-day fully catered walking experience over private farmland and isolated Wairarapa coastline. Starting at Whareama, situated near the stunning East Coast beach resorts of Castlepoint and Riversdale, come and join like-minded people on this challenging and breath-taking walk. You walk with only a day pack - the ideal weekend or midweek getaway.

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Current and upcoming events in Wairarapa

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0.4 KM Masterton
At this year's Open Day, you will get the opportunity to explore UCOL's buildings, experience our state of the art facilities, chat to our lecturers who are industry experts and discover what UCOL has to offer! At UCOL Wairarapa's Open Day, we ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: UCOL Masterton Campus - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.4 KM from Masterton
    0.7 KM Masterton
3rd annual BLOCK PARTY, on the Saturday of Labour Day weekend. Art, games, tours, food, live music on 3 stages. FREE happenings around the Masterton Arts Quarter, our CBD block, and Queen Elizabeth Park. "LIKE" our Facebook page to keep up ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Masterton Arts Quarter - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.7 KM from Masterton
    12.3 KM Featherston
Warehouse Clearance Sale at the Merino Kids Greytown Showroom! - 1 day only - Samples, seconds and clearance items at hugely discounted prices It is the perfect time to get summer ready and tick off some of that Christmas Shopping. We will ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Hub - Greytown, Wairarapa   Distance: 12.3 KM from Featherston
    25.6 KM Masterton
Announcing The Pukaha Open Day! Come and enjoy all that we have to offer (and more!) on our Open Day – 27th October 2019. Entry is by koha (donation). See native wildlife and walk amongst ancient forest. Free tours and talks from our ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 25.6 KM from Masterton
8 KM Masterton
Come one come all to the Kopuaranga Hall. We have an array of Art and Handmade Crafts for sale. Something for everyone. Plants, Jewellery, Metal Craft, Preserves, Knitting, Forever Flowers and Concrete Craft and much more. There will be a coffee ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kopuaranga Hall - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 8 KM from Masterton
    25.6 KM Masterton
Don't miss this fabulous opportunity to see what Pukaha National Wildlife Centre has to offer. Koha entry. Discover wildlife, native forest walks, kids arts and crafts, face painting. There will also be food and cultural demonstrations. What ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 25.6 KM from Masterton
    0.8 KM Masterton
The annual exhibition showcases the art of hundreds of Wairarapa students. Enjoy their fresh vision and be prepared for multiple colour explosions and creativity! Supported by Breadcraft since the 1980s, this is Aratoi’s longest running annual ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    0.8 KM Masterton
A wondrous showcase of art by hundreds of Wairarapa students, this is Aratoi’s longest running annual exhibition, proudly supported by Breadcraft since the 1980s. Exhibition Opening: Saturday, 5 October, 2pm All invited. Exhibition ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    2.6 KM Masterton
Masterton Golf Club is holding the 2019 WBS Labour Day Tournament on Monday 23 October Men’s & Women’s Stableford divisions. Registration is from 10:00am with tee off at 11:00 am. Enquiries & entries to [email protected] or ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Masterton Golf Club - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.6 KM from Masterton
    3.3 KM Masterton
The Pointon Collection showcases gowns from local families. With a gown from 1923, the bride's photo & information plus a group of wedding guests in original clothing of the era, then similar displays for 1935, 1946 and 1950. Each gown is very ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Pointon Collection - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 3.3 KM from Masterton
    3.3 KM Masterton
Guest Speaker: Professor Chris Gallavin, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Massey University of NZ After Dinner Auction Art by: Esther Bunning, Helene Carroll, Ian Chapman, Paula Coulthard, Sam Duckor ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 3.3 KM from Masterton
    0.3 KM Masterton
Support Kokomai, the Wairarapa’s Creative Festival, meet like-minded people and get closer to the action. Become a Friend of Kokomai and you’ll receive: - Priority Booking Period for all Festival events before public sales open - Discounted ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kokomai Creative Festival - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.3 KM from Masterton
    3.3 KM Masterton
Professionals Patrick & Scott Ltd present their biannual fundraiser for the Child Cancer Foundation with this years special guest speaker - Lisa O'Neill! Proceeds from this event are donated directly to the Child Cancer Foundation. Enjoy a day of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 3.3 KM from Masterton
    16.2 KM Martinborough
This November the Pleiades Cluster – Matariki – rises in the evening sky. The weekend will be structured to provide opportunities for two nights of observation (Friday and Saturday), with the Saturday available to explore vineyards, cycle ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    0.8 KM Masterton
We Mavericks Tour NZ - Victoria Vigenser (NZ) and Lindsay Martin (AUS) They're bringing hooky originals, strange stories and incredible energy. Find out why they've been winning hearts across the ditch. Martin’s masterful strings and vocals ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    0.7 KM Masterton
Calling all Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans – put your knowledge to the test with our wonderful night of quizzical fun and shenanigans. Who is the Vulture? What’s Captain Holts first name? And Where did Jake and Amy get married? These are just a few ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: MasterBowl - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.7 KM from Masterton
    6.2 KM Masterton
Make a day of it with friends and family in the beautiful spacious school grounds of Rathkeale College for the Annual Rathkeale Christmas Fete. Over 100 stalls, Food Stalls, Kids Entertainment, Home Baking Sale, Book Sale, The Popular Peony Stall, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rathkeale College - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 6.2 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Martinborough
This is our most ambitious dinner yet! Chef Adam Newell spent some his formative cooking years in Bordeaux, and has an eternal affection for the outstanding produce and flavours of the region. As well as fantastic food, Bordeaux wineries, or ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Hotel - Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Martinborough
    0.8 KM Masterton
Aratoi celebrates its 50th birthday in 2019 with this exhibition of Taonga Maori, huia, moa bones, botanical sketches, James Bragge’s photographs of early settlement, a ship's biscuit from 1869, significant art works by Colin McCahon, Robin White ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    25.6 KM Masterton
Spend a weekend exploring beautiful and unique gardens in Northern Wairarapa. This two-day self-drive garden tour is a rare chance to visit selected private gardens opening to support Pukaha's annual fundraiser - the Pukaha Wairarapa Garden Tour. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: North Wairarapa - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 25.6 KM from Masterton
    2.5 KM Martinborough
Lighthouse Gin is kicking off Toast Martinborough 2019 in style with the Lighthouse Gin Garden Party, back by popular demand for another year. Martinborough’s own craft gin, Lighthouse, is starting the party early with a pre-Toast Garden Party ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Kairanga Vineyard - Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.5 KM from Martinborough
    0.1 KM Featherston
Tutor: Whaea Edith. Cost: $10 per class, bring something to drink and eat to share. Contact: Sophronia Smith - 0275430203 This class offers students the opportunity to start learning about raranga (weaving with flax). You will learn history & ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Community Centre - Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
    0.7 KM Masterton
A great slice of New Zealand’s Farming History - Well worth a visit! The Museum is housed in two century-old historic woolsheds, relocated and situated in the cultural heart of Masterton. At The Wool Shed you will: - Experience the sights, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wool Shed Musem - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.7 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Martinborough
Toast Martinborough 2019 celebrates New Zealand’s most iconic wine region, combining the very best wine, food and music set amongst the vines that inspire it all. The 28th Toast showcases 10 vineyard sites, each creating a wine, food and musical ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Square - Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Martinborough
    13.6 KM Masterton
Jacqui Murray School of Dance presents Cabaret 2019. Children of all ages present Cabaret 2019 featuring songs from Around the World. All forms of dance performed - Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop. Friday night is Auditorium ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    35.5 KM Featherston
Gather up the team and join us for our first, (of what we plan to be an annual event), Competitive Sporting Clay Shoot. The winning team will be the first to raise the Goodnight Trophy and will automatically qualify for the following years ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wharekauhau Country Estate - Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 35.5 KM from Featherston
    0.1 KM Martinborough
Opening the gates to some of Martinborough’s most extraordinary houses and gardens, this tour offers something for all. From an historic homestead to the cutting edge of modern design, rose-filled borders to productive veggie gardens, plus ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Square - Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Martinborough
    13.6 KM Masterton
Jacqui Murray School of Dance presents Cabaret 2019. Children of all ages present Cabaret 2019 featuring songs from Around the World. All forms of dance performed - Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop. Friday night is Auditorium ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.8 KM Masterton
The carvings of Wairarapa-based artist Harry Watson speak of the culture clash between colonial and post-colonial New Zealand by recreating and subverting the narrative of our country’s history. Harry Watson has had several solo and group ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    14.2 KM Masterton
5 Stage Enduro Mountain Bike Race event. Open event. Stage 1: Boulderdash - Radiata Rumble-Jumps- Staircase 2km Stage 2: Barney Rubble-Langlands Loop 2.9km Stage 3: Playing Possum-Barney Rubble-Langlands Loop 1.8km Stage 4: Blackberry ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rivenrock Mountain Bike Park - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 14.2 KM from Masterton
    4.3 KM Featherston
Jet Sprints Wairarapa is excited to be bringing Jet Sprints back to Tauherenikau Racecourse for the 2020 race season. After a two-year break, the event showcasing Jet Sprint racing action is returning. Three classes of V8-powered Jet Sprint ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauherenikau Racecourse - Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 4.3 KM from Featherston
    13.6 KM Masterton
Lecture by Anna Maria Horner Anna Maria Horner is an American artist, fabric designer and quilter, whose work is popular throughout the world. Her fabric designs draw on nature, and she takes these designs and combines them into beautiful quilts. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Featherston
If you like card games, that's a good chance to play with a nice group! Since the 1930s, Bridge has been one of the most popular card games in the world. There are two kinds of bridge players: - Those who can count, and - Those who ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Community Centre - Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
    0.1 KM Featherston
Come and join us! We are a group of ladies ranging in age from the late 40's into the 80's who enjoy company as we craft. We knit, embroider, crochet, mend, spin - whatever takes our fancy. Having started out as a group of just two, we now have ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Community Centre - Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
2.6 KM Masterton

Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Masterton Golf Club - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.6 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
Award winning singer and actress Ali Harper is bringing her show 'Legendary Divas' to the Carterton Events Centre. This hit show which has toured through out New Zealand as well as to New York celebrates all the incredible singers that have ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    9.3 KM Martinborough
We offer star gazing under premium dark skies in rural Martinborough with experienced astronomy and telescope guides escorting you around our starry heavens. You will be taken on a journey through space and time, understanding the importance of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Star Field - Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 9.3 KM from Martinborough
20 KM Masterton
Mauriceville Country Fair, stallholder sites available contact Jenny 06 9297685 or email [email protected] A one day event featuring live entertainment, high quality crafts, country activities. $2 entry fee for adults, Children free ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mauriceville Domain - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 20 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
WAI Word 2019: - 3 Feb - Leeanna Morgan author of 26 romantic novels discusses self-publishing - 7 Apr - Kim Workman talks about his memoir Journey to Justice & restorative justice (at Aratoi) - 5 May - Fionna Hill talks about her ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Community Courthouse - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    4.7 KM Featherston
Nick Charles At THL, Wed Sept 11. Performing on average 150 shows a year across the world, Nick Charles is known internationally as “Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic roots and blues”. His 30 year career has seen him accumulate every ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Tin Hut - Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 4.7 KM from Featherston
    13.6 KM Masterton
Seven Wonders Fleetwood Mac Showcase was the brainchild of singer Rachel Cox, who was inspired by her love for the songs and voice of Stevie Nicks. The showcase concept came from the idea of not simply being content as a tribute act, but to put on a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    1.8 KM Masterton
The Ashton Family Circus bring grassroots entertainment for everyone to enjoy, free, at The Extravaganza Fair. Comprised of a wannabe strong man, a pole-dancer extraordinaire, a princess aerialists and 5 year old twin tigers. This show is ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakeview School - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.8 KM from Masterton
    1.8 KM Masterton
Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 5 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! The Extravaganza Fair is a family affair, it is a free entry, fun day out with something for everyone. We're bringing ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakeview School - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.8 KM from Masterton
0.8 KM Martinborough
Weekly community choir practice. Our un-auditioned, all-comers choir meets on Tuesday evenings. We sing a wide variety of songs, including classical, world music, folk and pop. Music reading is not essential, though helpful! Public ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: First Presbyterian Church - Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Martinborough
    0.8 KM Masterton
A selected exhibition open to all artists living in the Wairarapa. Selector - Karl Chitham, Director, The Dowse Art Museum. Download your entry form with conditions of entry, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Featherston
The Featherston Weekly Market offers fresh produce, fine food producers, creators and much more. Great atmosphere, amazing food and community spirit. See you soon!
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Market - Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
    13.9 KM Masterton
Calling all musos and singers - welcome to the monthly Hillbilly to Hard Rock Open Mic series of events. This gig is different to the others insofar as we don't mind if you perform hillbilly, hard rock or anything in between. If you want to have a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St James Union Church - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.9 KM from Masterton
    16.2 KM Martinborough
Sundown is the time of Solstice -mid-summer in the southern hemisphere, mid-winter in the north. But 2,000 years ago this solstice occurred on December 25th. At Stonehenge Aotearoa, we have put together a special presentation on legends associated ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    0.1 KM Martinborough
Celebrate any occasion (or just the weekend) with High Tea at Union Square. Delicious sweet and savoury treats with tea and a glass of bubbles. Available Saturdays and Sundays, and served in the garden (weather permitting). Bookings are ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Hotel - Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Martinborough
    16.2 KM Martinborough
We recommend visitors attend one of our guided tours which provide a complete experience. Here are the tales from antiquity that explain the rise of civilization and the origin of many of our beliefs. Private and group tours by arrangement any time ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    16.2 KM Martinborough
Self guided tours include: a map, an 8-minute AV which takes you on a tour of the henge and explains everything. Take yourself around the henge but return to the Vistiors' Centre as many times as you wish to ask questions or get assistance and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    4.3 KM Featherston
The Wairarapa Country Music Festival at Tauherenikau is fast becoming recognised as a weekend full of fun and entertainment for the whole family. The 2020 festival is set to be the biggest event yet with an epic lineup of Kiwi talent that is sure to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauherenikau Racecourse - Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 4.3 KM from Featherston
    13.6 KM Masterton
The original New York and Las Vegas hit Menopause The Musical® returns to New Zealand in 2020! Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra, memory loss, hot flushes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.9 KM Masterton
The Wairarapa Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 9am to 1pm (rain or shine!), undercover at The Farriers Bar and Eatery, 4 Queen St North, Masterton. Entry is on the north end of Chapel and Queen Streets, SH2 (opposite the Fire ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wairarapa Farmers' Market - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.9 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
THE BOSS is a full production, kick-ass compliment of nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. Four years in the making, 'The Boss' is tuned to perfection, bringing you a 3 hour ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    2.8 KM Masterton
CRUSTY DEMONS, RISE OF THE DEMONS, ANNOUNCES NZ 2020 TOUR Extreme freestyle motocross legends the Crusty Demons will be coming to New Zealand as part of their Rise of the Demons World Tour, their first Australasian shows for more than a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Solway Showgrounds - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.8 KM from Masterton

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Wairarapa

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Martinborough Top 10    0.7 KM Martinborough
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Masterton Mawley Park Holiday Park Camp Ground    1.1 KM Masterton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Waiohine Gorge Road Tararua Forest Park    12.2 KM Featherston
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Kaitoke Regional Park    12.7 KM Featherston
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Carterton Holiday Park    13.6 KM Masterton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Holdsworth Camp Site    15.4 KM Masterton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Mt Bruce Wildlife Centre    25 KM Masterton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Castlepoint Carpark Beach Side    47.7 KM Masterton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 

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