Mount Holdsworth area

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Holdsworth 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.

Place overview


  • Barbeque
  • Toilets
  • Picnic tables


  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

Find things to do and places to stay Holdsworth area

About this place

Getting there

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.


Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
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