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
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)
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)
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    Sun 24 Mar 2019 4:30PM / Public Talks & Tours
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    Sat 6 Apr 2019 10:00AM / Markets and Fairs
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    Sat 9 Mar 2019 11:00AM / Family Entertainment
    We recommend visitors attend one of our guided tours which provide a complete experience. Here are the tales from antiquity that explain the rise of civilization and the origin of many of our beliefs. Private and group ... more
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    Wed 13 Feb 2019 6:30PM / Education
    Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone's welcome. It runs ... more
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    Sat 23 Mar 2019 9:00AM / Markets and Fairs
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    Sat 23 Mar 2019 7:30PM / Film
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  • Terrace Conference Centre, Wellington
    Thu 21 Mar 2019 10:00AM / Business & Professional
    The 2019 Executive Leadership Programme A 4-day programme designed to turn leaders into culture definers. Designed & facilitated by Leadership expert Mark Wager and the Australasian Leadership Institute In ... more
  • Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Wed 27 Mar 2019 8:45AM / Business & Professional
    Get ready for the 6th annual Farming for the Future seminar on Wednesday, 27 March 2019! Farming for the Future is an inspiring, one-day seminar held in the Wairarapa, created by the South Wairarapa Biodiversity ... more
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    Wed 10 Apr 2019 7:30PM / Theatre
    The internationally award-winning modern retelling of an ancient myth is on tour in NZ for the very first time! Dave is single and turning 30. He’s stood at the bar. Eurydice is a tree nymph. And Bruce Springsteen ... more
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    Sat 6 Apr 2019 7:30PM / Ballet
    Melbourne City Ballet’s Michael Pappalardo (Artistic Director) and Brendan Bradshaw (Artistic Associate) pay homage to the well known novel by Lewis Carroll, “Alice In Wonderland”, with ... more
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    Sun 14 Apr 2019 11:00AM / Musicals
    Take a fairy tale flight to Neverland in the swashbuckling family adventure Peter Pan as it swoops into the Carterton Events Centre for another unmissable Pantoloon production. Join our high-flying hero as he ... more
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    Sun 7 Apr 2019 7:00PM / Covers, Tribute Bands
    Bloom sings The Linda Ronstadt Songbook. Linda Ronstadt is a name familiar with many and one that spans many genres. She is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. In 2019, acclaimed ... more
  • Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Sat 6 Apr 2019 2:00PM / Ballet
    Melbourne City Ballet is bringing “Alice In Wonderland” to the Carterton Events Centre on 6th April 2019. The Carterton Events Centre is very excited to offer young Wairarapa dancers the chance to participate in a ... more
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    Sat 23 Mar 2019 6:00PM / Socials, Singles, Balls
    Its time again to hold the annual Wellington Pride Youth Ball. The Ball will be part of the Wellington Pride Festival on March 23rd 2019, hosted by young people and supported by older folk from the rainbow ... more
  • Eco Lodge, Masterton, Wairarapa
    Sun 24 Feb 2019 4:00PM / Mind & Body
    This is a hands-on workshop. Participants will: - make and take home 3 jars of different fermented vegetables. - get to taste a variety of fermented foods, sourdough bread, kombucha and kefir yoghurt. - be ... more
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    Sun 24 Mar 2019 7:30PM / Comedy
    The first Buzz Comedy Club for 2019 has an extra special line up, with headline act Donna Brookbanks A Billy T nominee in 2018 and 2019, Donna is also star of TV3's Funny Girls, and a regular panellist on 7Days. ... more
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    Sat 23 Mar 2019 9:00PM / Musicals
    Wellington Drag will be bringing the magic to you in our special production! What better way to wrap up the fabulous two weeks of Wellington Pride than with a stellar event combining the local Drag superstars of ... more
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    Sat 23 Mar 2019 8:00PM / Folk
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    Sat 23 Mar 2019 4:00PM / Dance
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    Wed 20 Feb 2019 10:00AM / Photography
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    Thu 7 Feb 2019 3:45PM / Education
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    Sat 16 Mar 2019 10:30AM / Mind & Body
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    Wed 13 Mar 2019 6:00PM / Contemporary Art
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    Mon 4 Feb 2019 7:30PM / Dance Classes
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