IntroductionHoldsworth is the main entrance to the eastern side of Tararua Forest Park. It offers camping, a lodge, picnic facilities, swimming in Atiwhakatu Stream and a range of walks.
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The Atiwhakatu Stream has good, relatively safe swimming areas which are popular over the summer.
You'll also find fireplaces and picnic facilities in attractive setting – grassed riverflats, surrounded by lush bush, next to Atiwhakatu Stream. You'll need to bring your own firewood. Please do not take firewood from the bush.
2 km south of Masterton, turn off SH2 into Norfolk Road, which turns into Mt Holdsworth Road. Follow signs to Tararua Forest Park, about 15 km from SH2.
There is a daily rail connection and regular bus service between Wellington and Masterton (17 km from Holdsworth). Taxis or, for large parties, pre-booked buses, can be hired for travel between Masterton and Holdsworth.