Interislander Summer Festival Tauherenikau Races

a great day out

Pack a picnic and get set for thrilling racing, live music, and family fun at the Tauherenikau Races near Featherston, held on the 2 January and 6 February - Waitangi Day, each year. 

With thoroughbred racing to enjoy, you're in for a treat. And there's plenty to keep the kids entertained, from face painting to a good old fashioned tug o' war. 

Gate entry is $20 for adults and Under 18's are free.

Catch the train from Wellington
Tranzit buses will meet the Wellington Train leaving Wellington at 9.55am and getting into Featherston at 10.55am, and return to meet the return service to Wellington at 5.25pm, getting into Wellington at 6.25pm. See the Wellington to Wairarapa train timetable here. 

Phone: 
06 308 9026