Things To Do in Carterton

Our position between the mountain ranges and the coast means that Carterton has a wealth of activities, places of interest and day trips for the family. From tramping in the Tararuas to fishing at Te Wharau, art galleries in town to riding in our bike-park - the options are near endless!

Sparks Park

The land that is now Sparks Park was left to the public by Dulcie Routhan - a local benefactor who contributed to the Carterton community, Sparks being her mother Emily's maiden name. The park comprises of 7.5 acres...
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Carterton District Historical Society ArchiveCarterton District Historical Society Archive

Carterton District Historical Society Archive holds records of local historic photographs, regional maps, history on local businesses, school rolls, churches' births, marriages and deaths, Clareville cemetery records...
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Carrington Bowling & Croquet ClubCarrington Bowling & Croquet Club

What a gem hidden away in the heart of town. The club is situated at 57 High Street South (right behind Carters Building Centre)
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The Oversew Fashion Awards

This Annual Event is a must see, and bound to become a hit on NZ's Fashion Calendar - Come and see these gorgeous creations up-cycled from pre-worn clothing. Don't miss out as tickets sell fast.
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Carterton Tennis ClubCarterton Tennis Club

The Carterton Tennis Club welcomes new members. We have four top quality plexi-pave courts and floodlights, an old, but welcoming club house and friendly members. We cater for all levels of play, including children. Y...
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Carterton Railway MuseumCarterton Railway Museum

The Carterton Railway Museum is located at the Historic Carterton Railway Station Precinct. The precinct houses not only railway memorabilia of the type used through the Wairarapa since the building of the railway line in the late 1870/80's, but also items from the local community through to the present day.
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Carrington ParkCarrington Park

Carrington Park is located centrally in Carterton, opposite the New World supermarket car-park. The park provides various facilities for sports and exercise, along with a great venue for events such as Carterton...
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Howard Booth Park

Situated adjacent to Carterton Holiday Park home to Carterton AFC and Wairarapa Bush, with 3 football pitches, Carterton Squash Club, and a children's playground. Address: Belvedere Road, Carterton
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Carterton Rugby Football ClubCarterton Rugby Football Club

Two playing fields, club rooms (available for hire); home to Carterton JAB. Address: Belvedere Road, Carterton
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Multisport Track

The Carterton Multisport Track is a mountain bike track, currently in stage two of a three stage project commenced in 2014. Address: Dalefield Road, Carterton
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Swimming Baths

Free admission, to three outdoor pools; main pool, learners’ pool and a toddlers’ pool.  Open throughout the summer.  Address: Pembroke Street, Carterton
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Clareville ComplexClareville Complex

Home to the Annual Wairarapa A&P Show and other sport and activities such as Wairarapa Hockey, Equestrian - Horse Events. With 86 acres and a range of facilities for public use and hire, including an Indoor...
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Kourarau DamKourarau Dam

Kourarau Dam is a popular fishing location, stocked with impressive sized rainbow trout and perch, and great for family outings. Address: Te Wharau Road, Gladstone
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Mount DickMount Dick

An impressive 520m above sea level, Mount Dick provides a fabulous, elevated (accessible) vantage point enabling terrific views of the entire Wairarapa plain and beyond. Mount Dick is accessible by foot, bike or 4...
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Waiohine GorgeWaiohine Gorge

Waiohine Gorge is a popular camping and recreation area to the south-west of the town; long swing bridge spans the gorge; track up to Cone Hut (about 4 hours to reach) and the south eastern entrance to the Tararua...
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Carter Scenic ReserveCarter Scenic Reserve

The 30 hectare reserve, assigned as protected by Charles Carter in 1896, is situated alongside the Ruamahanga River. The reserve features a range of grassland, wetland, bush and lowland forest. The reserve is a...
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Fensham ReserveFensham Reserve

Fensham Reserve totals 50 hectares and was gifted to the Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society by the late John Fensham. This well established forest hosts podocarp coniferous trees that are thought to be up to...
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