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Other Rural Wairarapa Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $190 to $460 per couple
40 minutes from Martinborough, 2 hrs drive from Wellington.
Mobile (and SMS): +64 27 2447200
Address: 2631 Cape Palliser Road, RD2 Featherston
Hosts: Rebecca Thomas & Iain Durry
Directions: 40 mins drive from Martinborough along Lake Ferry Road. through Pirinoa Village then turn left on to Cape Palliser Road. Kawakawa Station is 30 km from this turn off and is clearly sign posted. We are approx 4km before Ngawi Village.
'Farm Cottage' has everything you need to enjoy your well-deserved break including a fully fenced section for the kids. The Cottage is just a hop skip and a jump to the beach where guests can surf, gather seafood, surf cast, beach comb or simply soak up the sun and spectacular views in one of the most ruggedly beautiful places in New Zealand. There's heaps to do out here! Walk the Putangirua Pinnacles a 2 - 4 hour return trip depending on the route. This epic place was used as a filming location in Peter Jackson's ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. The Pinnacles are a 5 minute drive from Kawakawa Station.
Kawakawa Station is 4km from the Ngawi fishing village where the main income comes from crayfish (southern rock lobster) fishing. Ngawi has more tractors and bulldozers per capita than anywhere else in the world which are used to haul fishing boats in and out of the water. In Ngawi you will find good coffee and tasty seafood in one of the food caravans on the beach and, for golfers the Southern-most golf course in the North Island; nine holes of square green mown into beach side grass.
Ngawi is home to a permanent fur seal colony. The rookery, at Mangatoetoe, was found in 1991, the first one found in the North Island in the 20th century, indicating that the seals were recovering from previous exploitation.
The Cape Palliser Lighthouse is located around 5 km’s from Ngawi, see if you can climb the 258 steps up to the top. Come to the coast, you will love it out here!
Kawakawa Station Farm Cottage