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If you're making a weekend of it, or longer, Featherston and the wider environs of South Wairarapa has some terrific places to stay.


Featherston-Tauherenikau River BnB

Self contained double bedroom with lounge and decks. Located by the Tauherenikau River just down the road from Featherston (5min).   Situated on a lifestyle property surrounded by a mix of rolling farmland and original native bush with access to the best private swimming water holes in the Wairarapa and the entrance to the Tararua Park. Continental or cooked breakfast provided. By arrangement - barbecue dinner.

Tauherenikau Race Track Ranch

The Race Track Ranch offers budget style (twin share) accommodation in the form of 20 twin rooms set in beautiful native bush. The rustic look fits with the country surroundings and offers a back-to-nature experience.  The accommodation includes tea and coffee making facilities, a large kitchen and dining room with separate shower and toilet facilities. The tariff is $40 per head with linen and towels included. The location is ideal for opening night Fish'n'Chip Supper.

Magnificat Retreat Cross Creek

Located at 71 Cross Creek Road, 10km from Featherston in the Southern Wairarapa.


Magnificat includes a large accommodation residence  - Bethlehem - offering multiple bedrooms (single and double), shared common areas and bathrooms.  The peaceful retreat venue is surrounded by farmland. Accommodation includes Continental breakfast with tea and coffee making facilities for $65/night.  For bookings email or phone 06 308 9982.

Tauherenikau Summer House

Tauherenikau Summer House is an ideal place to stay after spending the day exploring the Wairarapa - or attending Booktown!  Hidden away from the road, surrounded by paddocks yet located amongst its own mature gardens, this cozy cottage provides you with all you need to relax.

Wharekauhau Country Estate

Wharekauhau is based on a 5,000 acre working sheep station overlooking the spectacular Palliser Bay about 50 minutes drive from Featherston.   Wharekauhau is recognised as one of the world's most exclusive retreats. Wharekauhau provides luxury accommodation offering the chance for guests to enjoy unique New Zealand country hospitality.

The Martinborough Hotel

Situated in the heart of Martinborough wine village just 20 minutes from Featherston.  The Martinborough Hotel offers character, comfort and old-world style, making it ideal for a romantic weekend away, an indulgent escape, and a memorable part of any holiday or vacation.Choose from 20 individually designed guest accommodation suites to suit your mood. 

Peppers Parehua Martinborough

​Set on 5 acres of park-like grounds amongst the internationally renowned wineries of the Wairarapa wine region at Martinborough, Peppers Parehua Martinborough boasts panoramic views stretching to the Tararua Ranges.  At Peppers you have the choice of designer accommodation including Winemakers Cottages, Secluded Cottages, Woodland Villas, plus Garden and Lakeside Cottages. All accommodation is contemporarily designed and features full self-catering facilities, gas fireplaces, spa baths and in-room selections of gourmet treats and regional wines. 

Underhill Cottage

Suitable for a couple (4 max with use of bedsettee) 

Cosy Stand-alone boutique Bed and Breakfast accommodation catering for a couple looking for a quiet retreat, there is also a bedsettee available for extras. No television. Free WI FI.  Generous breakfast provisions for you to enjoy at your leisure.  Situated 1.4 km from Featherston township

Claremont, Martinborough

The Claremont offers stylish self-contained studios and apartments in Martinborough, about 15 minutes from Featherston.  The modern apartments and suites at the Claremont Motel feature free WiFi, fully-equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances, heated tile flooring, and satellite TVs with DVD players. All accommodation includes doors that open to a sun deck.

The White Swan

The White Swan Country Hotel is a gorgeous boutique country hotel in the heart of historic Greytown in the Wairarapa. 


The White Swan Hotel is home to seven luxury suites, each one with a unique design inspired by destinations and styles from around the world. Sophisticated New York cool, sumptuous Oriental luxury and traditional English comfort are just a few of the styles that make staying here so special.

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