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Hāwea Weather

Today: Partly cloudy. One or two showers. Northwesterly breezes. Tomorrow: Cloudy at times. Light winds.

Temperature

7.1°c

Today's High

16°c

Tonight's Low

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Tomorrow's High

14°c

Latest Local News

Wanaka paraglider fined $1500 for tandem flight offer

Published on 28 September 2021 by New Zealand Herald
A Wanaka man has been convicted and fined $1500 for offering a tandem paragliding flight for payment without holding a commercial operator's certificate.Jan Necas, 32, a Czech national who has lived in New Zealand since 2016, had...

Sasha Borissenko: A rough time for legal industry's public image

Published on 26 September 2021 by New Zealand Herald
OPINION: The legal industry has been having a rough time as of late. On the issue of naming and shaming - we have to feel slightly sorry for Wanaka couple William Willis - son of District Court Judge ...

Sunny Glow

Published on 23 September 2021 by Fstoppers
#PotD Sep 23 2021 by Stanley Loong The day was bright and sunny after a sharp night frost, and the cheerful glitter of that autumn day was grew intermittently warmer. Lake Wanaka | New Zealand

'Cruel' reaction to Wanaka holidaymakers 'product of a campaign of fear'

Published on 16 September 2021 by New Zealand Herald
The ''cruel'' reaction to an Auckland couple breaching level 4 lockdown is a product of a campaign of fear causing people to lose their humanity, a Dunedin psychiatrist says. Last week Auckland couple ...

Covid 19 Delta Outbreak: Expert's vaccine warning - 'thousands of deaths' unless rate tops 90 per cent

Published on 15 September 2021 by New Zealand Herald
COVID LATEST:* 'Cruel' reaction to Wanaka holidaymakers 'product of a campaign of fear' * MIQ changes 'band-aid on festering wound' - National * Act and Government go to war on contact tracing * Schools lost $40m in international...

This Contemporary Interpretation Of A Barn Is Clad In Pale Timber Tones

Published on 15 September 2021 by Contemporist.com
Condon Scott Architects has recently completed a contemporary barn-inspired home in Wanaka, New Zealand, that has an exterior of pale timber tones and a sloped metal roof.

'Completely irresponsible and inexcusable': Wanaka runaways say sorry

Published on 15 September 2021 by New Zealand Herald
The couple who travelled from Auckland to Wānaka in breach of level 4 lockdown conditions — and then sought name suppression before they were even charged — outed themselves last night and said their ...

Alleged Wanaka Covid 19 breachers 'really remorseful' about 'really bad decision', says friend

Published on 14 September 2021 by New Zealand Herald
The couple accused of flouting Covid-19 laws by fleeing Auckland for a family holiday home in a South Island resort town are said to be "really remorseful" and know there will be consequences for their "bad decision".But a friend...

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Airport security, name suppression called into question after Auckland couple travel to Wanaka

Published on 14 September 2021 by New Zealand Herald
Airport security processes and name suppression laws are under scrutiny after an Auckland couple managed to escape lockdown and fly to their holiday home in Wanaka, and have their names kept a secret. The man and woman used essential...

Woman with same name as Wanaka absconder targeted online

Published on 14 September 2021 by New Zealand Herald
A 21-year-old who shares the same name as the Auckland woman who allegedly fled lockdown to holiday with her boyfriend in Wanaka has been the target of some horrific online abuse in the past 12 hours. The ...

'Deeply sorry': Wanaka holidaymakers' names revealed - and his district court judge mum says she is 'highly embarrassed'

Published on 14 September 2021 by New Zealand Herald
The identities can now be revealed of the Auckland couple accused of visiting a holiday home in Wānaka over the weekend after using their essential worker status to leave lockdown. They are William ...

Ab in den Lockdown – auch wenn das Coronavirus 1000 Kilometer entfernt ist

Published on 13 September 2021 by Www.nzz.ch
Während dreier Wochen galt in Neuseeland ein landesweiter Lockdown. Das traf auch die Kleinstadt Wanaka. Obwohl es lokal keinen einzigen Corona-Fall gab.

Covid-19 live: Auckland couple crossed border and flew to Wanaka for holiday, 20 new community Delta cases in Auckland

Published on 12 September 2021 by Stuff.co.nz
Police say the pair crossed into Waikato using essential worker exemptions, drove to Hamilton and caught a flight to the South Island.

Auckland couple broke lockdown rules to fly to Wanaka holiday home

Published on 12 September 2021 by 1News
The pair drove to Hamilton Airport using essential worker exemptions, before flying down south.

Covid-19: Auckland couple face prosecution after flying to holiday home in Wanaka, police say

Published on 12 September 2021 by Stuff.co.nz
The couple crossed the alert level 4 border with an essential worker exemption and flew from Hamilton Airport to their holiday home, police say.

Auckland couple used essential-worker exemptions to fly to Wanaka holiday home

Published on 12 September 2021 by New Zealand Herald
Police say an Auckland couple crossed the alert level 4 border using their essential-worker exemptions, drove to Hamilton Airport and flew to their holiday home in Wanaka this weekend. The 26-year-old ...

Crown Range crash: Passersby tried to save rider

Published on 9 September 2021 by New Zealand Herald
An off-duty paramedic tried in vain to save a motorcyclist's life after coming across a crash on the Crown Range Rd yesterday.Other motorists also helped the Invercargill man, who was travelling with a group from Queenstown to Wanaka.St...

Wanaka virtual auction: 80sqm home fetches $2.125m, up from $620k in 2014

Published on 6 September 2021 by Stuff.co.nz
Rookie Agent of the Year sold this small 1960s house in Wanaka, with 22 registered bidders all wanting a spot on the desirable street.

Opponents prepare to fight billionaire Peter Thiel's planned lakefront lodge plans

Published on 3 September 2021 by New Zealand Herald
A Wanaka environmental campaigner is gearing up to fight a billionaire's plan to build a luxury lodge on the shores of Lake Wanaka. It has been 10 years since the Upper Clutha Environmental Society and the Wanaka Residents Association...

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).

Accommodation

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