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Latest Local News

Braden Currie wins Tauranga Half triathlon

Published on 22 January 2022 by New Zealand Herald
Ironman athlete Braden Currie has won the Tauranga Half in what could be his first and last New Zealand race of the 2022 season as Omicron looms.The Wanaka athlete finished ahead of Jack Moody (2nd) and Sam Osbourne (3rd) in the...

'The most beautiful place on the planet': The Winter Olympian crazy about........ Hamilton

Published on 20 January 2022 by New Zealand Herald
New Zealand's Winter Olympians are often associated with Wanaka and Queenstown but two athletes are bucking the trend, hailing from snow-free Hamilton.There has been just one reported snow flurry in Hamilton over the past 50 years...

Two people dead after serious South Island crashes

Published on 17 January 2022 by New Zealand Herald
Two people have died in separate crashes in the South Island this morning.The first was on State Highway 6, just south of Wanaka Airport.Police were informed of the single-vehicle crash at about 4.20am. Read More Serious...

Serious crash near Wanaka Airport, diversions on SH6

Published on 17 January 2022 by New Zealand Herald
Diversions are in place on State Highway 6 after a serious crash just south of Wanaka Airport.A spokesperson said police were informed of the single-vehicle crash about 4.20am today."There was only one occupant of the vehicle,...

Battle against huge Wānaka blaze set to continue

Published on 10 January 2022 by New Zealand Herald
Firefighters are expected to continue battling a massive blaze on Glendhu Hill, near Wanaka, this morning.A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokeswoman said fire crews were alerted to the fire just off Wanaka Mt Aspiring Rd about...

Major scrub fire breaks out in Wānaka, moving uphill fast

Published on 9 January 2022 by New Zealand Herald
Seven helicopters are responding to a large scrub fire near Wanaka.People are being urged to stay away from the area, between Glendhu Bay and the access road to Treble Cone, as firefighters battle the blaze in windy conditions.A...

Nature Preservation Trust's planned $20m subterranean Wanaka house, The Sanctuary, raises concerns

Published on 8 January 2022 by New Zealand Herald
A $20 million mostly subterranean home, The Sanctuary, has been designed to replace a mansion on a prime Wanaka site. Marjorie Cook reports on what could be Wanaka's biggest house. A Wanaka property owner's proposal to bulldoze...

Youths congregating on Wanaka's lakefront 'confronting'

Published on 3 January 2022 by New Zealand Herald
The number of youths congregating on Wanaka's lakefront on New Year's Eve has been described as "confronting" by a Queenstown Lakes District councillor.Wanaka ward councillor Quentin Smith said while the numbers were on a par with...

New Zealand yoga industry suffers as anti-vax sentiment co-opts wellness industry

Published on 1 January 2022 by The Guardian
Rejection of Covid vaccines among wellness community has been blamed on popular social media accounts that spread disinformation<ul><li>Coronavirus – latest updates</li><li>See all our coronavirus coverage</li></ul>Many know Wanaka, a picturesque tourist town…

Rhythm and Alps vaccine passes: 'It'd be pretty hard to be fraudulent'- director

Published on 29 December 2021 by New Zealand Herald
By RNZ If you have a ticket to Rhythm and Alps but no vaccine pass, the festival's director says there's no point trying to get in.The Wanaka music festival starts today and will be one of New Zealand's biggest destinations...

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