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Latest Local News

Auckland developer says 130ha farm pivotal in Tarras development proposal

Published on 6 December 2021 by New Zealand Herald
Auckland developer Lloyd Morris has proposed a 17-lot farm park concept for Tarras that would be similar to, but smaller in scale than, those at Hillend Station in Wanaka or Bendemeer at Queenstown.Morris is a director of Douglas...

South Island music festival Rhythm and Alps set to rock New Year's in orange light

Published on 6 December 2021 by New Zealand Herald
Rhythm and Alps in Wanaka, promoted as the South Island's biggest New Year's festival, will be bucking the trend for large events and going ahead this year.Events around the country such as the popular Rhythm and Vines in Gisborne...

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Wānaka Rodeo cancelled

Published on 3 December 2021 by New Zealand Herald
Another popular Otago summer event has been cancelled.The Wanaka Rodeo announced on its Facebook page that owing to the uncertainty around Covid-19 and new regulations, the club had made the "very hard" decision to cancel the rodeo...

Person seriously injured in paragliding crash near Wanaka

Published on 30 November 2021 by New Zealand Herald
A paraglider has been seriously injured in a crash near Wanaka.Emergency services were called to the incident at Treble Cone about 12.51pm on Tuesday.A police spokesperson confirmed a person was seriously injured and has been...

Sugi House / Condon Scott Architects

Published on 30 November 2021 by ArchDaily
It was on a Japanese ski trip that the owners of this Wanaka house came to appreciate the efficiency of small spaces. Staying in a compact two-bedroom vacation home in the mountains, they saw that a small, carefully designed house could be comfortable and ple…

YHA New Zealand closes all hostels after 90 years

Published on 25 November 2021 by Otago Daily Times
YHA NZ is to close all eleven of their hostels as of 15 December, after 89 years including in Lake Tekapo, Aoraki Mt Cook, Wanaka, Queenstown,...

Wānaka A and P show to go ahead

Published on 25 November 2021 by New Zealand Herald
RNZ One of the South Island's biggest agricultural shows will go ahead next year, bucking the trend of widespread cancellations of A&P shows around the country.Organisers of the Wanaka A&P show have confirmed to RNZ that the...

Wanaka couple's house badly damaged after accidental chip pan fire

Published on 24 November 2021 by New Zealand Herald
The retired owners of a Wanaka house damaged by an accidental chip pan fire last Friday have thanked the fire service, community and family for support.Phil Thirkell said his wife Helen had been slightly burnt and had cuts to her...

Kea Kids News: Auckland's famous Santa to debut in new Wanaka home

Published on 19 November 2021 by
A new part of 'creepy' Santa will be tidied up each year, starting with the head for his southern Christmas debut.

Kiwi men bypass MIQ lottery, get job sailing boat from Australia

Published on 11 November 2021 by New Zealand Herald
Two Wanaka men could not win the MIQ lottery but have struck the jackpot anyway, landing in Nelson after sailing the Tasman.Stefan Schischka and Paul Maydon, along with three others, sailed into Nelson on Tuesday on a 20m commercial...

'A fun family outing': Wanaka couple's pick-your-own strawberry farm

Published on 10 November 2021 by New Zealand Herald
From bulls to berries - they are polar opposites but Ben and Rebecca Trotter are hoping they attract.For the past three years, the couple has farmed 135ha at the junction of State Highways 6 and 8A at Luggate 11km from Wanaka.Their...

Eat & Drink

Grab yourself a coffee or dine in overlooking the views of Lake Hāwea.

  • Mo's

    Cafe at the garage over the dam

  • The Food Truck at The Camp

    The Camp Food Truck is a regular hangout for locals and visitors alike, so come Gather at The Camp for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We have an array of dining options available, including our popular ‘Camp Pizza Night’ held every Sunday night from 5pm to 8pm.

  • The Hāwea Kitchen

    Venture up the stairs above our store to find a nod to the past, a reflection of our now, a menu of local produce transformed into delicious plates, each with a taste of home in every bite.

  • The Hāwea Store

    A local grocer like the good ol’ days, we’ve got everything you need and lots of things you want. Where possible, our shelves are lined with organic and spray-free fruit and veg, a selection of locally butchered meat and baked bread, crammed sandwiches, meaty pies, everyday basics and special treats – whether that’s a fine Otago Pinot Noir, box of Speights or a scoop of hokey pokey (that’s really a double scoop).


List of local bed & breakfast listings.

  • Amazing Glamping Bell Tents

    Private room in tent hosted by The Camp (2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1.5 shared baths)

  • Barn 8 Studio

    Entire guesthouse hosted by Jennie (3 guests · Studio · 2 beds · 1 bath)

  • Black Magic on Hewson

    Entire house hosted by Claire (10 guests · 3 bedrooms · 6 beds · 2 baths)

  • Blue Sky Cabin

    Entire cottage hosted by Libby (2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath)

  • Cosy in Paradise

    Private room in chalet hosted by Dawn And Greg (2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 shared bath)

  • Cozy Loft suite in Lake Hāwea

    Private room in house hosted by Charlene (2 guests · Studio · 1 bed · 1 private bath)

  • Digital Detox in Rustic Delight

    Private room in house hosted by Pip (2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1.5 shared baths)

  • Glen Dene Station

    Entire guesthouse hosted by Lesley & Jerry (2 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath)

  • Hāwea Flat

    Entire apartment hosted by Alison (2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath)

  • Lake Hāwea Family Holiday Home (Pet Friendly)

    Entire house hosted by Thomas (6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 1 bath)

  • Lake Hāwea Hideaway

    Entire house hosted by Bachcare (6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 5 beds · 2 baths)

  • Lake Hāwea Owl's Nest

    Entire house hosted by Bachcare (4 guests · 1 bedroom · 3 beds · 1 bath)

  • Lake Hāwea Station

    Originally the old shepherds huts, Packhorse and Homespur Cottage have undergone conscious renovations which has seen them maintain their charm while being fitted with modern design and comforts. We can guarantee, once you've stayed a night, you'll never want to leave! Both cottages share an enormous outdoor fire pit with log seating. Backcountry 4WD experiences can be added to your stay. Health and safety forms and briefings are mandatory on the Station.

  • Lake Hāwea View

    Entire house hosted by Sally (12 guests · 6 bedrooms · 10 beds · 4 baths)

  • Lake Hāwea lake front Cabin

    Tiny house hosted by Dean (2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath)

  • Little Moraine

    Entire guest suite hosted by Sian (2 guests · Studio · 1 bath)

  • Mount view Large private sunny flat Lake Hāwea

    Entire guesthouse hosted by Pete And Sarah (3 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath)

  • Peaceful sleep-out

    Entire guesthouse hosted by Jess & Tim (2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath)

  • Riverside Getaway

    Entire apartment hosted by Jill (3 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath)

  • Riverstone Cottage - Riverside Country Retreat

    Entire guest suite hosted by Leigh (5 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths)

  • Sunrise Suite with outdoor bath near Hāwea River

    Entire guest suite hosted by Craig (2 guests · Studio · 1 bed · 1 bath)

  • Sweet Retreat!

    Entire cottage hosted by Tobe (6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 1.5 baths)

  • The Barn

    Private room in house hosted by Kelly (2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 shared bath)

  • The Black Shack

    Entire house hosted by Gordon (6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bath)

  • The Camp

    The Camp, formerly The Lake Hāwea Holiday Park, is your quintessential Kiwi camping experience. The Camp is beautifully basic and authentic which is why it has been a popular destination for campers, tourists and adventurers since 1971.

  • The Stone Hut

    Private room in hut hosted by Ros (4 guests · 3 beds · Half-bath)

  • Tiroroa Lodge & Yurt

    Private room in yurt hosted by Louise (4 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 shared bath)

  • Your own private Retreat by the river at Wānaka!

    Entire guest suite hosted by Graham (2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath)

Design and Internet

List of graphic designers and website designers.

  • Incline Design

    Logos, brochures, adverts, signage, displays, photography, social media, printing.

  • Weka Web Design

    Weka Web Design provide everything you need to promote your online presence including web design and development, search engine optimisation, e-commerce websites and web marketing. Our web design team focus on creating websites that are eye-catching, easy for visitors to navigate and rank highly in search engines.

Trades & Services

List of trades and services in Hāwea.

  • Enertech Electrical Ltd

    We are a Hāwea based electrical company covering all aspects of your electrical project and heat pump installations.

  • Hideawayz Limited

    Hideawayz designs and manufactures screens, sheds, covers, and boxes to hide, secure and protect those eyesores we all have around our homes.

  • Macroscapes Limited

    Macroscapes is based in Lake Hāwea and offers a wide variety of landscaping services.

  • Once Construction

    ONCE Construction are top quality home builders and renovators.

  • Swift Contracting Ltd

    Earthmoving, Property maintenance, grass slashing.

  • Tree Tamers

    Professional and fully qualified local arborists, providing excellent tree work services, including stump grinding, pruning, removals and cleanup.

  • Wānaka Furniture Design

    esigning and making bespoke Furniture in Hāwea Flat. Come and chat to us about all of your woodworking needs. Specialising in free standing solid wood furniture. We are happy to discuss using you own timber where suitable.

Cleaning Services

List of cleaning services in Hāwea.

  • Mint Cleaning Co

    Affordable, eco friendly cleaning service service with excellent attention to detail. Specialising in residential, holiday homes, new build cleaning and end of tenancy cleaning.

  • Shine Cleaning Service

    Local cleaning services.

If your business or organization not found on our website, please call 027 265 3059