Western shore of Lake Wairarapa
Featherston
Lake Wairarapa, Wairarapa

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Featherston

If you're a cycling, railway or military enthusiast, you'll want to visit Featherston.

Featherston is near the shores of Lake Wairarapa, the largest wetland area in the lower North Island and a significant nesting ground for native and migratory birds. In addition to antique shops and cafés, the town’s two museums are unlike anything else you’ll see around New Zealand.

The Fell Engine Museum houses the only Fell engine in the world, a survivor from the days of the Rimutaka Incline Railway. The museum also has an incline brake van and lots of railway memorabilia. The Featherston Heritage Museum tells the story of the historic Featherston military base and its role as a prisoner of war camp in World War II.

Featherston is also the gateway to the Wairarapa’s quiet country roads, hill and mountain cycle tracks and an easy place to join up with the Rimutaka Cycle Trail, a 'Great Ride' on Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail. The Wairarapa side of this ride takes in urban and rural landscapes with exceptional experiences on the historic Rimutaka Rail Trail and the Wairarapa south coast.

You can also catch the train to Featherston from Wellington. The scenic journey takes approximately one hour.

Content courtesy of Tourism NZ

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bellavilla - Accommodation in Featherston New Zealand
Featherston
0220475476
Bellavilla is located in Featherston. Free WiFi access is available. Rooms here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a patio. There is a full a kitchenette with a microwave and a refrigerator. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a bath or shower and free toiletries. You can enjoy mountain view and garden view from all the rooms. ... (more)
Featherston Motel & Campground - Accommodation in Featherston New Zealand
Featherston
063089852
Just over the Rimutaka hill is the gateway to the Wairarapa. On your right you will find the new Featherston Motels and Campground.They have four new fully serviced motel units with en-suites, including one disabled unit. Each unit sleeps up to three guests.Backpacker accommodation is also available in a comfortable, modern free standing dwelling, sleeping u... (more)
Tin Hut - Accommodation in Featherston New Zealand
Tauherenikau, Featherston
063089697
The Tin Hut is an historic country Hotel in a rural setting with a back drop of the Tauherenikau Racecourse. Situated between Featherston and Martinborough, and only 5 minutes drive to Greytown. The Tin Hut dates from 1857 and has a colourful history as a local pub offering fine dining, bar meals,entertainment and accommodation. Enjoy the rural outlook... (more)
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  • Cross Creek Railway, Featherston, Wairarapa
    Mon 18 Jan 2021 10:00AM / Family Entertainment
    Enjoy the Under the Stars School Holiday Space Trail! A family activity to get you roaming Featherston and exploring space. You will receive a unique code that will access directions on your phone, your trail will ... more
  • Muirlea Rise Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa
    Sat 23 Jan 2021 10:00AM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Come and make your own gin with us during our Summer Gin Experience at Muirlea Rise Vineyard in Martinborough. Create, make and take home your own bottle of gin. Choose from up to 30 different botanicals to make your ... more
  • Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Sat 30 Nov 2019 8:00PM / Public Talks & Tours
    Welcome to Stonehenge Aotearoa! Have you ever looked up at the night sky, and wondered about it? Venture with us beyond Earth! Stonehenge Aotearoa is New Zealand's one and only open air astronomical ... more
  • Upper Hutt Uniting Parish, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Tue 5 Jan 2021 8:30AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    H2O Xtream offers children and young people exciting and educational activities to keep them happy and active during the school holidays! Options include centre based activities such as sports, games and arts and crafts ... more
  • Tauherenikau Racecourse, Featherston, Wairarapa
    Fri 29 Jan 2021 1:00PM / Country
    Please note: If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19 your ticket price will be refunded less 10% to cover administration costs. The Wairarapa Country Music Festival at Tauherenikau is fast becoming recognised as a ... more
  • Longwood, Featherston, Wairarapa
    Thu 18 Feb 2021 7:30PM / Musicals
    A one-act, one-woman, tour-de-force jazz musical about the lives of America's greatest songwriters, Cole Porter, and his muse and wife, Linda Lee. "As Mrs Porter, Jamieson Emms is convincingly the charming Southern ... more
  • Ranui Essentials, Martinborough, Wairarapa
    Sat 9 Jan 2021 8:00PM / Lifestyle Shows, Expos
    Come along and bring your telescope, a torch, evening picnic and enjoy the view. 'Under the Stars' our Astronomy Guides will help you navigate the night sky. Watch the sun set and pick some lavender ($5 bunch). Lavender ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Fri 29 Jan 2021 11:00AM / Charity, Fundraisers
    After the success of the first Wildflower Festival in January 2019, Zelda Bruce, founder and international artist, is reimagining the event “In a field of roses I’m a wildflower” as an exciting collaboration of ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Fri 29 Jan 2021 8:00PM / Festivals
    The first full moon of 2021 is called the Full Wolf Moon. We are going to dance and pray to the sacred lunar energy accompanied by Moringa dancers and drummers. There will be live piano music and refreshments for guests ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Sat 30 Jan 2021 10:00AM / Charity, Fundraisers
    Visitors can co-create a Jackson Pollock style painting which will be auctioned as a fundraiser for Life Flight. There will be live music by Grafia and delicious food. Mosaic, sculpting, face painting and kids ... more
  • Stella Bull Park, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Mon 25 Jan 2021 10:00AM / Family Entertainment
    Enjoy the Under the Stars School Holiday Space Trail! A family activity to get you roaming Greytown and exploring space. You will receive a unique code that will access directions on your phone, your trail will get ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Mon 1 Feb 2021 10:00AM / Mind & Body
    Gather a group of ladies together, either at your home, workplace or public place and have a MARTYGIRL slather event for only $20 a head, Adi will come and spend up to two hours with you and your guests, choosing and ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Mon 1 Feb 2021 10:00AM / Mind & Body
    Everything in nature holds a specific vibration or information. This is how the flower essences work to reestablish more wellbeing in our life. Curious to know more about this modality and to experience its benefits? ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Sun 14 Feb 2021 10:00AM / Family Entertainment
    on Valentine's Day, YEBO Art Studio opens her doors to visitors (FREE ENTRY). Visitors can enjoy Live Music played by Youth Bands from 12:30 pm. This Music will be accompanied by an On-site Food Stall with Yummy ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Thu 4 Feb 2021 10:00AM / Mind & Body
    This workshop will be given by artist Zelda Bruce. She will lead us through it with relaxing tools like lavender oil, breathing exercises and doodles with oil pastels. This workshop will help you understand how to use ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Thu 4 Feb 2021 10:00AM / Mind & Body
    Does crystal power intrigue you? Have you ever wondered how to utilise their amazing power? Learn the basics and start or expand your crystal journey. This workshop will teach you how various crystals have healing ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Fri 12 Feb 2021 9:00AM / Ethnic, Multicultural
    During Friday 12 Feb and Saturday 13 it is Chinese New Year. On this day, Yebo Art Studio opens its doors to visitors (FREE ENTRY). Visitors can enjoy the Art Exhibition, On-site Music and Food. Additionally, there ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Sat 6 Feb 2021 12:30PM / Jazz
    RavenMavens duo, trio or quartette, is a fun loving band of talented women dishing up a mess of boogies, blues and ballads, covers and original songs. Delivered with fine musicianship, great vocals and a bit of ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Sat 6 Feb 2021 9:00AM / Education
    Channel your inner ‘Wildflower Woman’ on this fun and relaxing workshop led by artist Anne Taylor, taking inspiration from Frida Kahlo, New Zealand’s own Pacific Sisters and the Instagram phenomenon ‘Advanced ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Sat 6 Feb 2021 10:00AM / Education
    In this workshop, you can learn about the techniques used to paint on ceramics, and how to glaze them to preserve the paint and make it shine. You can take your Ceramic Flower home or use it in a Mosaic Workshop later ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Fri 5 Feb 2021 10:00AM / Ethnic, Multicultural
    This day will start with a documentary about Frida Kahlo. Then visitors can follow a workshop to create flowers for hats for the Frida Kahlo contest at the racecourse. The day will end with delicious Mexican food while ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Thu 11 Feb 2021 9:00AM / Education
    Available workshops: 10am-12pm Create a Dream: Participants will be guided to set their new year goals and how to achieve it. You will create a creative vision board and you will identify specific areas in your life ... more
  • The Tin Hut, Tauherenikau, Wairarapa
    Fri 19 Feb 2021 7:20PM / Blues
    Tin Hut Live is hosting Bullfrog Rata backed by The Elegant Wastrels, our first gig for 2021. Bob and Kate the local Blues Americana fingerpicking Folk- and- all virtuosos will open the show at 7.20 and Grafia will take ... more
  • Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Sat 25 Jul 2020 2:00PM / Education
    Come with us on a journey from Newton’s apple to the edge of the Universe. The Introduction to Astronomy Course covers the basics of astronomy so that when you are looking at the night sky, you’ll know what you ... more
  • Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Sun 24 Jan 2021 2:00PM / Theatre
    The unforgettable characters from Kenneth Grahame's classic tale spring to life in this adaptation, in true Pantoloon style! This riotous comedy follows Mole, Rat, Badger, and the impulsive Mr. Toad, whose insatiable ... more
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