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Welcome to Featherston Motels And Camping!

Featherston Motels is located at the Gateway to the Wairarapa just as you are entering Featherston from the Rimutaka Hill we are on the right.

With Free Wifi Free parking.

Each Unit has heating includes a refrigerator a microwave electric kettle toaster and coffee plunger.

There is a flat screen TV dining table electric blanket. The private bathroom has a shower toilet and free toiletries.

Unit 2 is a 2 bedroom Unit with disabled shower and toilet and a ramp.

We have 2 front loader washing machines and 3 dryers coin operated available 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 and do

Rimutaka cycle trail is 10km away

Fell Engine Museum Lake Wairarapa 

Featherston camp sculpture 

Coffee shops Restaurants

To the coast with the Post

Martinborough winerys is 15 minutes away

Masterton is 35 minutes

Wellington is 1 hour





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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