Park Activities

Wairarapa Activities:

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Green Jersey Cycle Tours

Green Jersey is located at: 16 Kitchener Street Martinborough
Green Jersey provides an experience that is second to none in the Wellington region with top quality bicycles, beautiful tour routes, reliable support systems, great food and a fun atmosphere.
Itineraries can include days riding, walking, sightseeing and relaxing. They are focused on delivering exceptionally comfortable unique experiences from one to 30 days!
They can take groups to all corners of New Zealand starting from our place or yours, using our bikes or yours, road rides, trail or mountain biking, just ask...
Contact them today!! to start planning your cycling adventure....
Web: https://greenjersey.co.nz/ Email: tours@greenjersey.co.nz
Contact number: NZ +64 (0)6 306 6027 Cell: +64 (0)27 2453489

Opaki Self – Guided Cycle Tours

Hire a bike, grab a map and head off on a self-guided cycle tour of the tastes of Opaki.

  • Loopline Olives - taste the olive oil awarded best in New Zealand 2014
  • Loopline Vineyard - sample some award winning wine
  • Paper Road Vineyard - great lunch stop at their cafe
  • Wee Red Barn - a fresh picked and mixed berry icecream is waiting for you

Starting at Waipipi Homestead; a well, marked trail takes you on private trails and quiet country roads to a great variety of family owned growers and producers. Keep an eye out for lots of different animals as you go; some real characters! The views to the Tararua Ranges are pretty special too.
Wine and oil tasting at Loopline and a berry icecream at Wee Red Barn are included in the tour.

Address: 56 Waipipi Rd – Opaki - Masterton 5871 - New Zealand
Opening Hours: Thursday – Sunday, Labour Weekend until Easter. Please call ahead.
Contact: Phone Rachel 0272582066 for bookings
Web: http://opaki.co.nz/cycle-tours/









Queen Elizabeth Park

Just a short stroll from Mawley Holiday Park you’ll find the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park.
The park is over 130 years old and has been a mecca for families ever since. There are so many fun and interesting things for kids to do. On the road side of the park, you’ll find KIDZONE playground that will keep the kids occupied for hours. Totally unique! Mini golf is also available right by the playground a fun activity for all the family!! The kids can enjoy the Skate-park, or flying fox, paddle boats and so much more!!
The park has a lake and waterside promenade which gives ample opportunity to feed the ducks. The tree-lined park houses varied wildlife with swans a regular appearance. Moving around you'll notice deer in a fenced off paddock. Some are quite small and will definitely remind you of Bambi! Adjacent to the park is the Waipoua river; there is an old cross-bridge which is worth a stroll across. On your return across the bridge you'll pass tennis courts and playing fields. Great for kids to run wild...
One of the best parts of the QE Park is the miniature train built specifically with kids in mind. This open-top train has a station, bridges and passes by part of the lake. The cost is a modest few dollars and is well worth it, even if you are an adult. The train has delighted children for decades, and is still run by local train enthusiasts. The train makes a great park even better! Operational Saturdays, Public and School Holidays 10 - 4pm. Sundays 1-4pm. Tickets are available on site for a few dollars.
Take time out to enjoy the cuisine from the family friendly Lake house Café, sit on the sunny decks whilst watching the kids play on the lawn.
Queen Elizabeth Park is centrally situated across the road from the Aratoi Art and History Museum, the Wool Shed Sheep and Shearing Museum which is a fun place for kids to explore, and the Trust House Recreation Centre with its’ purpose built indoor aquatic centre. An absolute must!!....

PUKAHA MOUNT BRUCE

The Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre is a must do while you are in Wairarapa. New Zealand's native flora and fauna is on show in the world class nature attraction. There are numerous displays inside, and you can take a stroll out-side along the purpose built paths through the surrounding bush. Open every day except Christmas day, the centre is located north of Masterton approximately a 15min drive.
At Pukaha Mount Bruce there ae plenty of activities and attractions for visitors.
Your entry fee covers seven daily wildlife talks and feeds as well as entry to the nocturnal house where you will see Manukura, the worlds only white kiwi in captivity. In the nocturnal house is Turua, another North Island Brown Kiwi. Enjoy a walk through the free flight aviary where you can experience the bush as it was hundreds of years ago. Enjoy the birds flying around you while viewing the Whio (Blue duck) and Pateke (Brown Teal) on the river run.
You’ll see aviaries which are inhabited by endangered New Zealand birds which are being bred for release to increase their populations. Pukaha Mount Bruce is the only site in NZ where you will see the hihi (stitchbird) in aviaries. They also have North Island Kaka (a native parrot), whio (blue duck) and kakariki (a native parakeet), the North Island Kokako, Kahurangi, who has been hand reared and is imprinted and unable to be released into the wild. She loves people and will often be heard wolf whistling through the park. Pukaha also have two adult male takahe; Bud and Natural who have retired from the breeding programme and are enjoying their retirement at Pukaha. A juvenile and adult tuatara and a stream full of longfin eels which we feed daily. Come and learn about their long, long journey to breed.
There is an interactive gallery on site - make sure you go into our Rata Tree and see how many native species you can find with the help of the torches.
They have a 2 hour loop bushwalk as well as our aviary walk which can take either all day or 40 minutes depending on how long you wish to stay looking at each of the species of birds. Regenerated New Zealand bush right off State Highway 2 with ample free carparks.
Our on-site cafe, Wild Cafe at Pukaha, overlooks our Takahe enclosure and serves wonderful coffee and meals. Group bookings can be accommodated easily by the cafe. The cafe is open until 4pm daily. Just keep an eye out for our wild kaka population who love to beg for food from the cafe! They are pretty cheeky throughout the reserve too…. As well as self-guided entry they also provide a number of guided tours and walks.

Located: 85379 State Highway 2, Masterton Email: info@pukaha.org.nz
Contact: (+64) 06 375 8004 Mailing address: PO Box 680, Masterton 5840





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