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Hāwea Weather

Today: Mainly fine. Morning cloud and one or two afternoon showers, possibly heavy. Light winds. Tomorrow: Fine with a few clouds. Chance afternoon shower. Light winds.

Temperature

12.2°c

Today's High

23°c

Tonight's Low

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Tomorrow's High

23°c

Latest Local News

This Small House Is Completely Covered In Wood Shingles

Published on 26 October 2021 by Contemporist.com
Architect Barry Condon of Condon Scott Architects has completed a small home in Wanaka, New Zealand. The homeowners wanted a home that would reflect the compact and cleverly designed nature of Japanese houses. The home is completely covered in warm cedar shin…

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Another Aucklander charged in Wanaka

Published on 22 October 2021 by New Zealand Herald
An Auckland man will appear in the Queenstown District Court on Tuesday on a charge of breaching Covid-19 travel restrictions by travelling to Wanaka.The 41-year-old, who was arrested in Wanaka yesterday, was remanded in custody...

PayPal founder faces backlash from New Zealand eco-groups over plans for lodge built into hills

Published on 20 October 2021 by Daily Mail
Billionaire PayPal founder and ex-Trump supporter Peter Thiel wants to build a sprawling luxury lodge into the hills overlooking South Island's Lake Wanaka, complete with a spa, 'pod' and library.

Environmentalists argue Peter Thiel’s luxury NZ lodge will ‘destroy’ lake landscape

Published on 19 October 2021 by The Guardian
Billionaire PayPal co-founder is planning a luxury home on 190-hectare property on shores of Lake WanakaBillionaire Peter Thiel is facing opposition from New Zealand environmental groups over his plans to build a luxury lodge in Wānaka, an alpine town on the …

Kea Kids News: Makarora School on Lake Wanaka has just nine students

Published on 15 October 2021 by Stuff.co.nz
There's not enough kids for a footy team, and the teacher must also be the bus driver, fire chief, and librarian.

DESCONECTA.-Filman a vista de pájaro el fascinante momento en que un grupo de ballenas jorobadas forman una espiral para cazar krill

Published on 14 October 2021 by Elconfidencialdigital.com
MADRID, 14 oct. (EDIZIONES) El cineasta Richard Sidey, de Wanaka, Nueva Zelanda, se encontraba inmerso en un proyecto de investigación en la Antártida cuando un grupo de ballenas jorobadas comenzaron a formar una perfecta espiral para cazar...

Filman a vista de pájaro el fascinante momento en que un grupo de ballenas jorobadas forman una espiral para cazar krill

Published on 14 October 2021 by Europapress.es
El cineasta Richard Sidey, de Wanaka, Nueva Zelanda, se encontraba inmerso en un proyecto de investigación en la Antártida cuando un grupo de ballenas jorobadas comenzaron a formar una perfecta espiral para cazar krill.

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Dunedin man convicted over jet-boat lockdown breach

Published on 11 October 2021 by New Zealand Herald
A Dunedin forest worker has been convicted for breaching August's lockdown, after going jet-boating near Wanaka with a group of mates.Martin Karl Nolan, 30, admitted failing to comply with the Covid-19 Public Health Response Act...

Profile poles finally up for billionaire Peter Thiel's proposed Wanaka house

Published on 10 October 2021 by New Zealand Herald
Profile poles have been put up at the site of Peter Thiel's future Wanaka lakefront holiday home this week, after a complaint to the Queenstown Lakes District Council.Upper Clutha Environment Society secretary Julian Haworth said...

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Rhythm and Alps festival-goers must be vaccinated

Published on 8 October 2021 by New Zealand Herald
The South Island's biggest New Year's music festival is insisting people be fully vaccinated to attend.In a post on Facebook, organisers of the Rhythm and Alps music festival, near Wanaka, said the New Zealand Government has stated...

Whopper Wanda tips scales to set New Zealand goldfish record

Published on 4 October 2021 by New Zealand Herald
Meet Wanda.Wanda used to be a bubbly, happy-go-lucky little goldfish — about the size of a pineapple lump - living in the comfortable surroundings of her plush fish bowl.But then someone dumped her in a creek near Wanaka, and...

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...

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