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Kawakawa Station is the place for you!

Kawakawa Station Walk is one of Wairarapa’s oldest sheep stations, and the North Island’s southernmost farm. Whether you’re a tourist, backpacker, or photographer, Kawakawa Station is the place for you!

Come revel in the breathtaking coastal views across the Cook Strait all the way to the snow-capped Kaikouras. Stray off the beaten path and traipse through the beautiful native bush whilst surrounded by spectacular river valleys, and the abundant wildlife.

3-DAY WALK ACCOMODATION

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Kawakawa Cottage

The cottage itself is fully double glazed and has a wood burner. There are 2 bedrooms complete with bunk beds; bed cover, pillow and pillow cases are provided.
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Jakeb's Cabins

Upon arrival you will find three purpose-built cabins with comfortable bunk-style accomodation. There is also a kitchen, toilet and shower block, together with an outdoor dining area.
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Purple Hut

The hut is nestled in a clearing surrounded by native bush, with a stream running close by, and provides the perfect location to kick back and unwind.

A Little About Us

The Station itself is rich in history. It was first leased by the Russell family in 1847, and included an estate of approximately 10,000 acres. With his crown grants and leasehold land, John Russel began farming his 2 acres with just 3 men, 3 horses, and 1,000 sheep, for the rental sum of 24 pounds. Captain Bob Russell’s schooner (a type of sailing vessel) was then used to transport the collected wool to Wellington.

OUR FARM STAY

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Kawakawa Farm Cottage

‘Farm Cottage’ is a former shepherd’s cottage now converted into a comfortable self-catered accomodation on Kawakawa Station for groups of 2-9 people.

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Kawakawa Cottage (B&B)

‘Kawakawa Cottage’ is fully double-glazed and accomodates 2-10 people. Inside there are 2 bedrooms comprising of 5 double bunkbeds; bed covers, pillows, and pillow cases are provided.

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Kawakawa Black Hut

Can’t make time for a 3-day walk? Then enjoy this unique 1-day walk with varied attractions along the way, or simply relax for a day in a totally secluded rural setting whilst you rechard your batteries.

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EVENTS IN WAIRARAPA
“#Featherston: city of the future.”
@kimpotter calls it, & it’s hard to deny when we’re sporting a new public electric vehicle charger. Plug in &
#Just said our goodbyes
Just said our goodbyes to Granddad as we won’t see him for two weeks. He’s heading down south and we
The Wairarapa Garden Tour
The Wairarapa Garden Tour is on this weekend! Make sure you get your tickets now from the Masterton or Martinborough
GALLERY
CLIENT SPEAK

Peter and Bette Lamont

Whilst we did express our satisfaction and gratitude to you prior to our departure we would like to reiterate how much we enjoyed your experience
From start to finish you looked after our every need and more, your catering was superb to excessive for our requirements, and the scenery and vistas quite unique. After we left Kawakawa we had a brief look at Ngawi and had a good trip to Napier without rain. We have some great photos to cherish in the future. Many thanks again
2016-11-21T10:06:07+00:00
Whilst we did express our satisfaction and gratitude to you prior to our departure we would like to reiterate how much we enjoyed your experience From start to finish you looked after our every need and more, your catering was superb to excessive for our requirements, and the scenery and vistas quite unique. After we left Kawakawa we had a brief look at Ngawi and had a good trip to Napier without rain. We have some great photos to cherish in the future. Many thanks again

Sally Ratapu

This email is to say a belated thank you to you both for the fabulous, if somewhat damp, walk a couple of weeks ago. In spite of missing out on the views, we had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was so well organised, and the food and accommodation absolutely spot on. And we were extremely grateful to Duncan for coming to rescue us and so patiently walking us safely out.
2016-11-21T10:06:37+00:00
This email is to say a belated thank you to you both for the fabulous, if somewhat damp, walk a couple of weeks ago. In spite of missing out on the views, we had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was so well organised, and the food and accommodation absolutely spot on. And we were extremely grateful to Duncan for coming to rescue us and so patiently walking us safely out.

Suzanne N Roy Marshall

We had an awesome days doing this walk with friends last weekend - great hosts who were sooo obiliging when we ran out of wine&beer - good food and enjoyed the variety each day in the walk:-) We highly recommend this as a break away!!
2016-11-21T10:19:52+00:00
We had an awesome days doing this walk with friends last weekend - great hosts who were sooo obiliging when we ran out of wine&beer - good food and enjoyed the variety each day in the walk:-) We highly recommend this as a break away!!

Suzanne Varney

I loved every bit of this experience, even the drive to the station is beautiful, along rocky coastline. Glenda was welcoming and helpful from the time I booked until the time I left, it was a comfort to know she was available by radio if needed while I was up at the hut. The hut itself was warm and cozy with a well-equipped kitchen, everything I needed and more. What a luxury to be sitting on the porch with a hot drink, watching the weather change over the hills, or to come back to the hut after a day exploring and light the fire. I could have stayed longer......
2016-11-25T04:32:40+00:00
I loved every bit of this experience, even the drive to the station is beautiful, along rocky coastline. Glenda was welcoming and helpful from the time I booked until the time I left, it was a comfort to know she was available by radio if needed while I was up at the hut. The hut itself was warm and cozy with a well-equipped kitchen, everything I needed and more. What a luxury to be sitting on the porch with a hot drink, watching the weather change over the hills, or to come back to the hut after a day exploring and light the fire. I could have stayed longer......

Jo & René Van Lierop

This was a fantastic place to go for a long weekend get away. The space in the place was perfect for our family and we enjoyed using the facilities. We were able to do some great day walks in the area and then return to the comforts of home. We enjoyed the bbq and the fire. We would definitely recommend this as a place to try.
2016-11-25T04:33:36+00:00
This was a fantastic place to go for a long weekend get away. The space in the place was perfect for our family and we enjoyed using the facilities. We were able to do some great day walks in the area and then return to the comforts of home. We enjoyed the bbq and the fire. We would definitely recommend this as a place to try.

Karlijn Limaheluw

We had such a great experience staying at Glenda's place on their land, which is absolutely stunning. River crossings, mountains and this lovely hut is all you need 🙂 Only feedback I can think of is to mark the track better, since we got lost twice (apparently there are different white signs everywhere, haha!). Thankfully Glenda helped us get back and picked us up! The hut is lovely and has all facilities, even pillows and a bit of food. We'd love to stay again 🙂
2016-11-25T04:34:26+00:00
We had such a great experience staying at Glenda's place on their land, which is absolutely stunning. River crossings, mountains and this lovely hut is all you need 🙂 Only feedback I can think of is to mark the track better, since we got lost twice (apparently there are different white signs everywhere, haha!). Thankfully Glenda helped us get back and picked us up! The hut is lovely and has all facilities, even pillows and a bit of food. We'd love to stay again 🙂

Amberley Kurtz

Great place to stay loved every minute of it!! Scenic location, cool little hutt and lovely hosts
2016-11-25T04:34:42+00:00
Great place to stay loved every minute of it!! Scenic location, cool little hutt and lovely hosts

Steven Carden

Very remote. Ideal for a break. Very comfortable.
October 2016
2016-11-25T04:35:05+00:00
Very remote. Ideal for a break. Very comfortable. October 2016

小川 Trey 徐

I saw the Milky Way with my girlfriend. Absolutely amazing. Besides, the house is very big and clean, has a fully equipped kitchen, and is reasonably priced. It's very close to Cape Palliser. We bought their Manuka honey which is delicious and home-made. Highly recommend them. Notice that the Wifi is not free, actually very expensive. But it doesn't matter, because we saw the Milky Way.
2016-11-25T04:35:34+00:00
I saw the Milky Way with my girlfriend. Absolutely amazing. Besides, the house is very big and clean, has a fully equipped kitchen, and is reasonably priced. It's very close to Cape Palliser. We bought their Manuka honey which is delicious and home-made. Highly recommend them. Notice that the Wifi is not free, actually very expensive. But it doesn't matter, because we saw the Milky Way.

Craig Rofe

Again a fantastic stay. The hut is so warm and dry and Glenda was so flexible and helpful. The place is idillic and a great place to get away from it all. Thanks so much .......... We'll be back!!!
September 2016
2016-11-25T04:36:52+00:00
Again a fantastic stay. The hut is so warm and dry and Glenda was so flexible and helpful. The place is idillic and a great place to get away from it all. Thanks so much .......... We'll be back!!! September 2016

James Wright

A beautiful wild and remote spot. Lovely warm comfortable and dry cottage to stay in.
July 2016
2016-11-25T04:37:11+00:00
A beautiful wild and remote spot. Lovely warm comfortable and dry cottage to stay in. July 2016

Matt Hawkes

Amazing location, cool, well stocked accommodation. Hassle free. Hopefully be back soon
2016-11-25T04:37:47+00:00
Amazing location, cool, well stocked accommodation. Hassle free. Hopefully be back soon

Craig Rofe

Wow .......... Just wow!!! Our hosts were amazing, very friendly and went beyond our expectations. They taxi us in to the cottage, gave us a tour on the way out .......... Thank you!! The hut was exactly as described, very cosy and a great shower considering where you are. A great place to get away .......... We'll see you again!!
March 2016
2016-11-25T04:38:11+00:00
Wow .......... Just wow!!! Our hosts were amazing, very friendly and went beyond our expectations. They taxi us in to the cottage, gave us a tour on the way out .......... Thank you!! The hut was exactly as described, very cosy and a great shower considering where you are. A great place to get away .......... We'll see you again!! March 2016

Simon Donald

This spot is just magic! Glenda was super welcoming and accomodating to any requests. The cottage is awesome - rustic in the wilderness with all the little touches thought of. The setting is gorgeous - we were lucky enough to catch a full moon rising over the valley, and completely private. We were quite welcome to explore the station and spent the afternoon walking from this hutt into the national park that the station backs on to. Would totally reccommend this accomodation and host to anyone looking for a laid back and off the grid break!
2016-11-25T04:38:55+00:00
This spot is just magic! Glenda was super welcoming and accomodating to any requests. The cottage is awesome - rustic in the wilderness with all the little touches thought of. The setting is gorgeous - we were lucky enough to catch a full moon rising over the valley, and completely private. We were quite welcome to explore the station and spent the afternoon walking from this hutt into the national park that the station backs on to. Would totally reccommend this accomodation and host to anyone looking for a laid back and off the grid break!