Explore one of New Zealand’s best family-friendly parks in Wairarapa.
Queen Elizabeth Park is an 81-hectare gem in the middle of Masterton.
There’s a large lake with pedal boats that you can hire and feed the friendly waterfowl as you potter around the shallow waters.
A miniature train runs around the lake edge on weekends, there's a mini golf course, and kids will love the extensive adventure playground with a giant hamster wheel, castle and pirate ship.
Cross the Waipoua River on the bouncing suspension bridge to spot – and hand-feed – fallow or red deer and let the kids have a blast at the skate park.
Alternatively, simply take a walk beneath the boulevard of old English trees and along the top of the Waipoua River stopbank.
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