Tauherenikau summer

Our biggest summer yet!

It’s going to be one massive summer here at Tauherenikau. Make sure you’re ready to enjoy it.

Our event line-up includes:

January 2, New Years Race Meet
Attracting a crowd of more than ten thousand year after year, the New Years race meet is a cracker way to kick off our summer events season. A fun day for all ages, generations of families come along for the fantastic atmosphere, kids entertainment and racing! Gate admissions available.

January 15-16, Toast Martinborough Glamping Village
More details to come – but watch this space. Enjoy our brand new glamping experience with return transfers to Toast Martinborough.

January 28-30, Wairarapa Country Music Festival
Featuring thirteen acts over three days and suitable for the whole family, the festival is jam-packed with musical talent, bringing some of New Zealand’s finest country artists to the Tauherenikau Racing and Event Centre! Tickets are on sale now.

February 7, Waitangi Day Race Meet
Our second summer racing event, the Waitangi Day race meet, is another crowd-pleaser with great entertainment, great racing showcased in a one-of-a-kind venue. Fun for the whole family with kids entertainment options onsite. Gate admissions available.

March 11-13, 121 Festival
We’re very pleased to be the venue for 121 Festival – a three-day dance odyssey designed to fuel creative expression in a carefully curated wonderland. Sounds good. Tickets on sale now.

March 27, Masterton Racing Club Race Meet
We see out the event season with a final race meet run by the Masterton Racing Club at the Tauherenikau racecourse. Another excellent opportunity for racing enthusiasts to support local racing.

In addition, our brand new glamping packages are available across the summer – with double and family options. It’s a perfect way to take a break, reset and surround yourself with some spectacular native forest.

Tauherenikau Racing & Events Centre and Wairarapa Racing Club events will comply with all relevant COVID mandates. This means that a vaccination certificate and/or negative results will need to be provided within relevant timelines to access venues.