Western shore of Lake Wairarapa
Featherston
Lake Wairarapa, Wairarapa

By petemonk.com

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.

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bellavilla - Accommodation in Featherston New Zealand
9.10 16 Reviews
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 toilet... (more)
Featherston Motel & Campground - Accommodation in Featherston New Zealand
9.70 25 Reviews
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... (more)
Hardie House - Accommodation in Featherston New Zealand
8.00 1 Reviews
Featherston
063086626
Beautiful home cottage. For each night booked you are provided with breakfast and a lovely place to sleep. This is a two-story villa with a stunning garden to relax in and enjoy the Wairarapa sun. Close to Featherston town centre anda 2 minute walk to the Fell Engine Museum, a ten-minute d... (more)
Laurels Cottage - Accommodation in Featherston New Zealand
9.60 5 Reviews
Featherston
063089862
This delightful homestay/farmstay sleeping up to 10 guests is situated on a farm overlooking SH53 to Martinborough and is a must for those who want a taste of country life and is also suitable for families. Depending on the time of year, your closest neighbour would be the family pony, ... (more)
Little Branches B&B - Accommodation in Featherston New Zealand
10.00 14 Reviews
Tauherenikau, Featherston
063086144
Gorgeous B&B between Featherston and Greytown in the South Wairarapa. This luxurious two bedroom cottage is set in its own secluded garden under the cherry trees at the end of a private driveway. Features include spa pool,in-ground swimming pool, petanque court, stereo system and small lib... (more)
Longwood Cottage Collection - Accommodation in Featherston New Zealand
10.00 3 Reviews
Featherston
063088289
The Longwood Collection features three completely self-contained cottages. All the Cottages have their own unique character and history. Situated in the park like grounds of Longwood Country Lodge, 15 minutes from Martinborough. All the buildings have New Zealand Historic Places c... (more)
Taha Aruhe - Accommodation in Tauherenikau New Zealand
10.00 2 Reviews
RD 1, Tauherenikau
Rustic, economical self-contained accommodation, 8 ensuite units, upstairs & downstairs - great for families. Taha Aruhe is surrounded by trees and farmland. Swimming pool on-site. Sky TV. 5 mins drive to Featherston or Greytown. ... (more)
Tin Hut - Accommodation in Featherston New Zealand
9.30 19 Reviews
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,... (more)
Underhill Cottage - Accommodation in Featherston New Zealand
9.80 16 Reviews
Featherston
063088392
Cosy Stand-alone boutique Bed and Breakfast accommodation catering for a couple looking for a quiet retreat. No television. Generous breakfast provisions for you to enjoy at your leisure.Feast on our home baked goodies and preserves from our garden. Enjoy all day sun in our garden se... (more)
Whispering Winds - Accommodation in Featherston New Zealand
10.00 1 Reviews
Tauherenikau, Featherston
048311375
We are a small, down to earth operator providing a high quality accommodation by means of a holiday cottage and home-stay facilities. We have a 5 Ha (12.5 acres) rural block some 70 kms from Wellington (NZ) and only about 10 kms from Martinborough's vineyards. Rural tranquility, lots... (more)
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