Tarureka Homestead is a  two-storey country house built in 1870, with wrap-around verandahs , seven double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large modern kitchen. It is set in four acres of gardens, including formal rose gardens, historic trees, private glades, a lawn tennis court and croquet and petanque areas. There are barbecue facilities on the sunny deck. The Homestead has recently been refurbished and is centrally heated. It sleeps 18 guests.

Take a walk around in the virtual tour below:




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Fifty minutes drive from Wellington, Tarureka Estate is a few minutes out of Featherston and close to the vineyards and restaurants of Martinborough, the historic village of Greytown and Tauherenikau race course. Featherston itself is a charming, historic town with top class eateries and cafes.


livingroomGet together a group of friends for a memorable weekend in the country, where you can all stay on one large estate. You can channel Julia in the well-appointed kitchen of the homestead, have wine by the fire, barbecue on the deck, play games in the garden, and explore the beautiful surrounding Wairarapa villages and wineries. Recently established Everest Cafe and The Tin Hut  are close by for more good coffee and food. The homestead  can accommodate 18 people. Our winter weekend rates for two nights and two days make this a very affordable holiday and a great venue for a winter break.




Nearby Accommodation


Wakefield Cottage (right) is perfect for bride and bridesmaids prep and as a honeymoon cottage.

Further quality homestay accommodation is available nearby in Featherston at Waite Cottage, Little Branches; Glass of Red Hideaways, Longwood, Benvenuto; BellavillaWhispering WindsFeatherston Motels and Camping;  Wallace Cottage, Underhill Cottage, Plum Cottage Appleshaw Cottage and The Laurels Cottage. Accommodation in Greytown and Martinborough is 10 minutes away at Bumblebee Cottage, Oak Estate Motels, and Martinborough Experience . Rotapai Farmstay is located in the South Wairarapa countryside.

For further local accommodation look at the Holiday Houses site.