Motorhome hero image

Motor Homes

As a member of NZMCA you can take advantage of our beautiful park-like grounds and our camping facilities. You must hold a current NZMCA membership to park here, and a current electrical WOF to plug into our powered sites. Our grounds are expansive and have a variety of surfaces, masses of space and lots of large shade trees where you can park your motorhome or caravan.

There are plenty of historical buildings and features dotted around for you to explore. Our majestic grandstand is a feature of the landscape, as are the many sheds and equestrian arenas across the grounds.

There will be times during the year where we hold major events. During these events some of our facilities may not be available. Plenty of notice will be given – we apologise for any inconvenience during these times and appreciate your understanding. Please refer to the events section of the website or check with us via the contact form if you have any queries.

Image of the entrance and motorhome parking sign
Image of the entrance and motorhome parking sign


Dump Station – open 24/7 (This is a public Dump Station and remains unlocked at all times).


Showers FREE

Coin operated laundry (washer and dryer require $1 and $2 coins)

Plenty of space if you require a non powered site

Powered sites and hard parking can be limited particularly in winter, so these are available on a first-come-first-served basis – we are unable to reserve individual powered sites or hard parks at this time.

We welcome dogs but they must be on a lead or tethered at all times. You may let them off lead for a good run in either of our two fenced ovals as long as they are fully supervised.

We also host our local Wairarapa Farmers Market every Saturday morning for you to take advantage of – grab a fresh coffee or pastry and browse our local wares!


Things to do

Solway Showgrounds is a short distance from both downtown Masterton and the shopping hub at Kuripuni.  

Kuripuni offers plenty of great eateries, a boutique cinema and lots of little specialist shops for you to browse through, plus a supermarket, chemist and post office. 

Masterton is the largest settlement in Wairarapa and offers lots of choice for shops, larger chain stores and places where you can get all manner of supplies.

The QE2 park offers great play areas for children, a small train, crazy golf, a dessert bar & cafe, skate park, BMX track and the beautiful lake where you can hire the pleasure boats.

If you would like to travel further afield, Wairarapa offers lots of tourist attractions – please feel free to ask at reception for recommendations or visit the website Destination Wairarapa.


Masterton QE Park
Masterton QE Park
Masterton QE Park
Image of motorhomes in Solway Showgrounds
Image of motorhomes in Solway Showgrounds

How to Register


We are open to NZMCA members 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Just rock on up and book in with us at our main grounds office 10am – 3pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

After hours booking is available at the KIOSK located next to the Grandstand – just turn right after entering our main gates from York/Fleet Streets – you can’t miss it! You can also book here via our website – just click the BOOK NOW option in the menu at the top of this page.

$7.00 per adult per night

(Children under 18 FREE)

PLUS $10.00 additional per night per vehicle for powered site.

We look forward to seeing you here at our beautiful historic grounds! 


If you are holding an event such as a rally or meet up, Solway Showgrounds offers an ideal location. 

Please contact us to find out how we can help you make your event extra special.


Image of a marquee at Solway Showgrounds

Get Involved

If you would like to get involved, why not consider becoming a member of the A&P Association?

You can help shape the future of our awesome venue!