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Welcome to Featherston Motels And Camping!

Just over the Rimutaka hill is the gateway to the Wairarapa. On your right you will find Featherston Motels And Campground.

Marie and Robert are your hosts.
We have four fully serviced motel units with en-suite.
Unit 2 has Paraplegic facilities.

Also available powered and non-powered sites for Motor-homes and Caravans.

We have free Wi-fi available to guests & are pet friendly.

We have available a coined laundry facilities for guests and public use.

Featherston Motels & Camping

4 Fitzherbert Street,

Available 6am - 9pm

(06) 308-9852

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Local Excursions

Explore the Region

Things to see

Welcome to Featherston, straight off the Rimutaka Hill, the gateway to the Wairarapa.

Featherston has a population of 2420 people, is entrenched with history, and is a short distance away from stunning rugged South Wairarapa coastline

The Rimutaka Incline

Built in 1878, this rail route between the Hutt Valley and Featherston is now a gently graded 18 km walk, run or mountain bike ride, with opportunities for camping, swimming and fishing.

Famous Fell Museum

Housing the only Fell engine in the world, once used on the Remutaka Railway where its extra traction was specifically designed to cope with the steep incline. See the locomotive and its brake-van up close, and watch films that bring the old days of Wairarapa steam travel to life.

Heritage Museum

Visit the Featherston Heritage Museum to see evocative original photos, modern audio visuals and historical artifacts from the Featherston Camps during World War I & II.


First World War Officers Club

Messines Way

On State Highway 2. At the end of July 1915 the Defence Department acquired land between Featherston and the Tauherenikau River to build a new training camp for the NZ Expeditionary Force.

Lake Wairarapa

5 minutes from Featherston is Lake Wairarapa, the third largest lake in the North Island. Lake Wairarapa is surrounded by wetlands which drain into Lake Onoke and makes up a large part of Wairarapa Moana. The lake itself is 78 km² in area, with a depth of about 2.5 metres.

Featherston Motels and Campground was started from a bare piece of land and a vision of a central base to explore the South Wairarapa. 

The idea was to provide  motel units,  and powered motorhome and caravan sites that would feel like escaping from home, but was also home away from home. 

The units were transported from Auckland in one piece.

After a lot of blood and sweat the Featherston Motels and Campground were opened in March 2011 by Her Worship the Mayor, Adrienne Staples.

Since then South Wairarapa is growing as a destination even to the ‘rich and famous’!

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From $115/night

Featherston Motels & Camping

4 Fitzherbert Street,

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(06) 308-9852

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