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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    Wed 3 Jun 2020 7:30PM / Rock
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    Mon 13 Jul 2020 9:30AM / Family & Lifestyle
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    Sat 30 Nov 2019 8:00PM / Public Talks & Tours
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    Wed 15 Jul 2020 7:30PM / Musicals
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    Sat 4 Jul 2020 10:00AM / Skating
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    Mon 6 Jul 2020 10:00AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
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    Thu 2 Jul 2020 5:15PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
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    Sun 19 Jul 2020 2:00PM / Theatre
    This hilarious tail is the purr-fect school holiday treat! Tom and his Aunt Maisie are very poor, not only is their village being raided by a terrible, greedy ogre, but the horrible Lady Grumblepoop is taxing the ... more
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    Sat 20 Jun 2020 10:30AM / Photography
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    Thu 2 Jul 2020 8:00PM / Comedy
    The Wellington Comedy Club returns with the best in stand up comedy from the capital and around the country in a two-hour showcase. Our third show for July is hosted by Sera Devcich. As seen on TV3's 7Days, and The ... more
  • BATS Theatre, Wellington
    Wed 15 Jul 2020 10:00AM / Theatre
    This hilarious tail is the purr-fect school holiday treat! Tom and his Aunt Maisie are very poor, not only is their village being raided by a terrible, greedy ogre, but the horrible Lady Grumblepoop is taxing the ... more
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    Fri 17 Jul 2020 6:00PM / Markets and Fairs
    Come along for first pick on Friday 17th at 6pm. $5 with wine and cheese. Free on Saturday and Sunday. People have been cleaning out during lockdown, so we have 1000s of books - novels, gardening, sport, classics, ... more
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    Mon 6 Jul 2020 8:30AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    Our outdoor adventure-based school-holiday education programme is back and better than ever! Perfect for adventurers aged 5 to 12. There's something for everyone! For the master chef: In the forest, they will ... more
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    Sat 23 May 2020 9:00AM / Family Entertainment
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    Thu 16 Jul 2020 10:00AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
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    Thu 16 Jul 2020 6:30PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
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    Thu 16 Jul 2020 8:30PM / Covers, Tribute Bands
    Join us for the highly popular Cam & Sam Dueling pianos live singalong show Request your favourite songs and be part of the Dueling Pianos sensation that's sweeping the world. Bringing a wealth of musical ... more
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    Thu 28 May 2020 7:00PM / Mind & Body
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    Mon 13 Jul 2020 9:00AM / Tennis
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    Sat 18 Jul 2020 9:30AM / Martial Arts
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    Fri 24 Jul 2020 8:00PM / Blues
    The Blues Train is rolling in to the Carterton Events Centre bringing with it Laura Collins and the back porch blues band. This band is dynamic, masterful and all about entertainment. A night out with Laura Collins and ... more
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    Sat 18 Jul 2020 7:00PM / Choir, Vocal Music
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    Sat 18 Jul 2020 10:00AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
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