Riverside Estate boasts a unique and welcoming community atmosphere. "The people, the homes, the manicured gardens, the famous weather, the social life and relaxed lifestyle are all first class. And Renmark is located on what is regarded as the most beautiful stretch of the River Murray." The world famous river frontage provides a regular daily walk for many of the residents. They are particularly excited about their sparkling new Recreation Centre due to open in October. This facility will be the new social hub for the residents' Happy Hours, movie nights, cooking & art classes, al fresco dining, gym, library and other activities. The village is within easy walking distance of the shops and located adjacent to the Renmark Hospital.
Hood Aerodrome is south of Masterton though as of 2015, there are no commercial flights from it. From early 2009 until late 2013 Air New Zealand provided flights to Auckland, operated by subsidiary Eagle Airways six days a week, mainly to serve business customers in the Wairarapa.  There have been a few other unsuccessful attempts at commercial air travel in Masterton, mostly failing due to its proximity to major airports in Wellington and Palmerston North . The most significant was by South Pacific Airlines of New Zealand (SPANZ), which operated daily flights using DC3s during the sixties to destinations nationwide until the airline's closure in 1966.