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Wednesday June 13, 2018

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More accommodation – and bird sanctuary on the Remutaka Cycle Trail If you’re looking for handy accommodation midway on the Rimutaka Cycle Trail, Te Rakau Bird Sanctuary is perfect! Stay in character cabins in the form of self-contained converted railway carriages and make a

complete nature weekend of it. The Sanctuary is on 13.6 hectares and is a refuge for the many native birds that frequent the garden and trees year round. Owners Dougal and Denise MacKenzie have

identified tui, bellbirds, kereru, fantails, kingfishers, grey warblers, shining cuckoo, grey heron, kahu, karearea,ducks, bitterns, pukeko and dabchicks at various times as well as some common introduced garden birds.

Shop for your woollies at the Museum of Sheep and Shearing Welcome to The Wool Shed Museum, and see what we’ve got in our large retail section. Located just one and a half hours from Wellington, we’re a hands-on heritage museum

COME VISIT US FOR GOOD HEARTY COUNTRY FOOD! Enjoy our hospitality and warm dining area

in the rural town of Masterton.And much, much more to stimulate your knowledge for history and actual activities on sheep farms. We are a visitor attraction of international quality and we welcome visitors from all

over New Zealand as well as thousands of visitors from around the world. Top off your visit to The Wool Shed by browsing among the many wool products and souvenir items in our shop.

History of the Fell Locomotives and Railway Experience the fully restored ‘Fell’ locomotive H 199 Mont Cenis, the only locomotive of its type in the world, ‘Fell’ brake-van F 210, and photographs of the famous Rimutaka Incline, New


Zealand’s steepest railway line from 1878 to 1955. ‘Fell’ brake-van F 210 arrived in Featherston in 1995 and was also restored by Society members.

The Society won awards for the restoration of H 199 and F 210, and in 1995 the Museum was voted the ‘Best Heritage Experience’ at the Wellington Tourism Awards.

The Gladstone Inn – Warm, cosy, and known for great food It’s not often you can step inside a pub that first opened its doors in 1871…but at the historic Gladstone Inn you most certainly can. “The Gladdy” as it’s locally known started life as a ferry house beside the Ruamahanga River, way back when a horse and cart were

the only mode of transport. Although,the original building burnt down in 1934, and the building you’ll find today has gone through various transformations, you’ll still find the same welcoming, country hospitality from hosts Ray and Lisa. You’ll also find a

fresh, seasonal and exciting menu, a diverse offering of beers, and some of the best of local Gladstone wines. With both a riverside garden bar, and indoor dining with an open fire the Gladdy is a great destination in any season. We’ll see you soon.

Specialising in English-style “real” ales Regent 58’s drop is unfiltered, unpasteurised and naturally conditioned - steering clear of the hoppy trend that currently dominates the craft beer market. Regent 58 offers a balanced type of ale where the hops

REGENT 58 BREWERY & ALEHOUSE Carterton Real Ales


and malts produce a good combination of tastes, aromas and flavours that are crisp and moreish. Brent, Rachael and Greg would be happy to give visitors a tour of the brewery where

From “Scorpio’s” and “The Welsh Dragon Bar”, the “Dragon Inn” is now in Featherston

Thursday: 4pm – 9pm Friday–Saturday: 2pm – 10pm Sunday: 1pm–6pm

Having lived in the Wellington region for the last 30 years Jo Howard and her husband, Mike, have established themselves as a true part of the Wellington culinary and hospitality scene. This follows their suc- Ph: 06 379 8860 | M: 027 318 3142

cessful first restaurant Scorpio’s in Island Bay, then their iconic Welsh Dragon Bar in Cambridge Terrace. In Featherston now for 13 years they decided Featherston needed a good ‘local’


Come and meet Jo and Mike, the people behind Wellington’s popular

Get your Warm Woollies here while you check out our new wing

Scorpio’s Restaurant and Welsh Dragon Bar

Now re-located to Featherston, the Dragon Inn with Good Value Homecooked Food Live Music Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Get your slippers and other items at prices well below other retailers.

• New and historic shearing equipment, sheep farm gear and wool crafts. • The story of shearing – its beginnings and how it became an international sport. • The history of sheep farming and its importance to NZ. • Spinning and weaving demonstrations on Wednesdays or by arrangement. • Shop for wool garments and souvenirs.


pub so in 2017 opened Dragon Inn on State Highway 2. This is actually more of a wine bar than a pub/café and at this time of year their recently introduced roasts will also be a crowd pleaser!

Welsh Dragon Inn



they’ll explain how they use a traditional gravity fed system. They’ll show you how they brew their ales and give tastings of the over half dozen varieties they produce. Tours are $15.

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Self-contained cabins overlooking the bird sanctuary • Half-day fully-guided and personalised bird tours (3-4 hours) in easy accessible locations • Pristine wetlands of the Pounui Lagoons and the spectacular coast of Palliser Bay and Onoke Spit • NZ iconic and rare birds in their natural environment Ph 06 307 7749 • 027 247 1712 •

CALL IN FOR A LEEK In the heart of Featherston Tel 06 308 9081 Open 5pm til late Weds & Thurs; 4pm til late Fri, Sat, Sun

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