Colonial Motel is arguably the most conveniently located motel to Masterton's CBD.
Current owners have been upgrading and improving rooms over a period of time, to now leave the complex in great shape for the next motellier.
11 units vary in size from studio rooms, deluxe suites, to two-bedroom family facilities, and there is ample off-street parking as an additional attraction.
The property lends itself to a mix of semi-permanent-type residents (to enhance ongoing cashflow), with the balance for day-to-day motel accommodation at realistic rates for the budget conscious client, with all enjoying great proximity to our Town Centre.
The manager/owners accommodation consists of a charming three-to-four bedroom Villa, separate enough to provide one's own private space when downtime arises.
There is opportunity here for a hands-on owner to maximise overall property income, or investor/owner (as is), currently with motel manager in place.
For the Owner Operator, a good income generated from a modest investment.
For the Investor, an opportunity offering a good return as opposed to having $$$ in the bank.
Masterton is located approximately one and a half hours drive north-east of our capital city Wellington.
A short drive north brings you to the Mount Bruce Native Bird Reserve where many endangered species have been brought back from possible extinction.
With access to Tararua Forest Park from Mount Holdsworth picnic spot, nature lovers can enjoy weekends discovering our native habitat.
Castlepoint and Riversdale Beach (both with golf courses) have accommodation available for those who enjoy beach activity.
The Castlepoint Lighthouse is an attraction commanding magnificent views of the surrounding sea-scape and countryside.
Great fishing is to be found especially during the summer months when the annual Super Fish competition attracts fishermen from all over the country.
Masterton I-Site Visitor Centre
316 Queen Street
Phone 3700 900
Queen Elizabeth Park has an aviary, aquarium, deer park, mini-golf and playground.
The Mount Bruce pioneer museum showcases objects from yesteryear that range from tobacco tins to petrol pumps.
Henley Lake Park offers family fishing and walking trails.
At Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre, 30 kilometres north of Masterton, you can get close to birds such as saddleback, stitchbird and kokako.
The Tararua Forest Park to the west of Masterton offers tramping and other outdoor pursuits. It includes Mt Holdsworth, Wairarapa's highest peak.
(06) 377 3799
Regent 3 Cinemas
(06) 377 5479
Masterton has numerous restaurants, including:
Horseshoe Café, Restaurant & Bar
(06) 377 1102
(06) 370 1166
Chop Sticks Restaurant
(06) 379 6407
(06) 378 9755
(06) 377 7001
The Lodge Resturant
(06) 378 2800
Tulloch Lodge Country Hotel
(06) 377 5100
Masterton is serviced by the Tranz Metro commuter train service. It is on the Masterton route from Wellington. Details of this service can be found at services run weekdays between Featherston and Palmerston North, and on Saturday between Masterton and Palmerston North.
Tranzit Coachlines (Wairarapa) Limited is based in Masterton.
(06) 377 1227
InterCity Coachlines also provides an inter-city service.
(06) 377 1227
Masterton Public Library
(06) 378 9666 (Masterton District Council)
Anga-Atu Youth Club
(06) 378 8719
Masterton Cosmopolitan Club
(06) 377 0150
Wairarapa Services Club
(06) 377 0018
(06) 377 3318
06 370 0011
(06) 370 0067
(06) 946 9800
Lansdowne Court Hospital Rest Home & Retirement Village
(06) 377 3339
There are about a dozen early childhood facilities in Masterton. The more central ones include:
(06) 378 7308
(06) 377 5499
Barnardos New Zealand
(06) 378 8270
Good Beginnings Educare Centre
(06) 378 9969
Cole St Early Learning Centre
(06) 377 4822
Wairarapa Kindergarten Association
(06) 377 5741
Douglas Park PO Box 313, Masterton
Tel 370 0189
Fernridge School Upper Plain Road, Masterton
Hadlow School High Street, Masterton
Lakeview School PO Box 265, Masterton
Masterton Intermediate School PO Box 628, Masterton
Masterton Primary 53 South Road, Masterton
Opaki School RD 11, Masterton
Solway Primary School Ngaumatawa Road, Masterton
St Patrick’s School
(06) 377 5043
Wa Ora Montessori 127 Cornwall St, Masterton
Masterton’s secondary schools are:
St Matthew’s Collegiate School
(06) 378 8220
(06) 377 0069
0800 2 SOLWAY
(06) 370 0400
(06) 378 8377
(06) 378 6074
The tertiary institution in Masterton is UCOL.
(06) 370 0170
Others in the vicinity are:
Central Institute of Technology
(04) 527 6398
Victoria University Of Wellington
(04) 472 1000
New Zealand Institute of Sport
(04) 495 8390
Masterton Indoor Sports Centre
(06) 377 1615
Solway Park Golf Driving Range
(06) 377 5129
Masterton Swimming Pools
(06) 378 7758
Oasis Climbing Wall
(06) 378 8789
Howard Booth Squash Rackets Club
(06) 379 7654
Lansdowne Bowling Club
(06) 377 3377
Masterton Golf Club
(06) 377 4984
Masterton Racing Club
(06) 377 1051