If you're camping at Mawley Park, you're close to great food and wine, a fabulous craft distillery, fun for the whole family, bushwalking in amazing national parks, fantastic country town shopping, art, and even swimming! You'll love visiting the nearby towns of Greytown, Featherston, Martinborough, and Certerton. And if you feel like exploring a little further, you'll love the many scenic drives around the region.
Here's some top tips of things to do that are close by to the camping ground.
Queen Elizabeth Park
Queen Elizabeth Park provides families with a great day out, boasting a range of activities to take part in. We recommend checking out the miniature train built specifically with kids in mind!
Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre
Spend your day walking through a free flight aviary, exploring easy-to-walk trails through native forest, checking out the interactive gallery and carving workshop + so much more!
Let the kids roam free while they choose from bowling, bumper cars, arcade games, basketball and much more! Plus there's lots of yummy food and beverages to suit all ages and tastes.
Aratoi Museum of Art & History
At Aratoi Museum, you'll discover national and Wairarapa displays, exquisite Māori taonga/treasures, ceramics, paintings, photography, children's art, textiles + much more.
Trust House Recreation Centre
The Trust House Recreation Centre in Masterton is fun for the whole family. Boasting heated pools, a hydro-slide, a river ride, spa and diving pool - the centre is a great activity to do anytime of year!
Set against the backdrop of some of the highest peaks in the Tararua Range, Holdsworth offers short walks and longer tramps through attractive forest and higher up into the alpine environment.