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Lansdowne is a suburb on the left bank of the Waipoua stream at the north-western end of Masterton, New Zealand. It is built on Masterton's highest ground providing broad vistas of much of the Wairarapa Valley. It was named by an early settler, J. Valentine Smith, who named his station after his father-in-law's station in New South Wales. It is Masterton's largest suburb.


Lansdowne is served by a suburban bus service, which runs four times a day on weekdays, connecting suburban residents to Masterton's CBD. Central Lansdowne is also approximately 2.8 km to Masterton Railway Station, which runs commuter trains from Masterton, through the Wairarapa Line, terminating at Wellington Railway Station.

Coordinates: 40°56′19″S 175°40′35″E / 40.938501°S 175.676481°E / -40.938501; 175.676481

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