Explore our towns 


A beacon for literary lovers, Featherston sweeps gracefully off the Remutaka Hill and into the Wairarapa valley.

New Zealand’s only official Booktown, you’ll find lots of cosy bookstores, plus the annual Featherston Karukatea Booktown Festival. Vintage and second-hand stores, coffee shops and restaurants round out a shopping trip! Oh, and there’s cheese. Delicious cheese. Do yourself a favour and visit C’est Cheese on Featherston’s main street. 

As the natural base for the Remutaka Cycle Trail, one of New Zealand’s Great Rides - Ngā Haerenga, Featherston accommodation options are suitable for cyclists. Cycling tours and transfers can also be arranged. 

Featherston = Pae Tū Mōkai