Stay at Lake Hawea and be rejuvenated by the vivid scenery at this popular South Island destination. Hike nature trails, fish for trout and enjoy water sports on the lake.
Swim through crystal clear waters on warm summer days. Explore the small pebble beaches around this big lake to find a calm swimming spot and a patch of shady grass to read a book.
Walk the trails around the township and into the surrounding mountains bordering Mount Aspiring National Park. Get stunning views over sparkling water and snow-capped peaks from the top of the challenging Isthmus Peak Track. Camp or picnic along the Timaru Creek, where a beautiful trail winds through a valley of ancient trees.
Organise a fishing charter boat or paddle a kayak out onto the lake to admire the area’s natural beauty. The lake and surrounding rivers are said to have some of the best trout and Chinook salmon fishing in New Zealand. Join a tour with a local fishing and hunting guide so that you can find the best spots.
Hire a bike and enjoy a ride along the Hawea River track all the way to Wanaka. This trail, suitable for family groups, passes through nearby Albert Town where you can purchase food and drinks.
Enjoy the excitement of a visit to the Hawea Whitewater Park, known as the Wave. The free park features two rapids that were built to form permanent waves in the river. Watch the board riders and kayakers play in the top section or observe the experienced elite riders battling the challenging lower wave. Changes in water flow force differences in the rapids regularly so check conditions before you visit. Be aware that this activity is suited to highly experienced riders only.
Dine in local cafés and restaurants or enjoy the long twilight of a New Zealand summer with a picnic on the lake’s beach. The larger town of Wanaka is about a 15-minute drive away and has a larger selection of shops and facilities.
Spend lazy days at Lake Hawea to enjoy the tranquil beauty of this wild natural region.
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The room was good and liked that had sink in bathroom. Mattress on bed a little uncomfortable but apart from that was fine
Situated on the beach, this vacation home is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Lake Hawea and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mount Iron Lookout and Puzzling World. Lake Wanaka and Wanaka Lavender Farm are also within 12 mi (20 km).
Situated in Lake Hawea, this vacation home is 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from Lake Hawea and within 12 mi (20 km) of Lake Wanaka and Mount Iron Lookout. Puzzling World and Wanaka Lavender Farm are also within 12 mi (20 km).
Situated in Lake Hawea, this vacation home is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Lake Hawea and within 12 mi (20 km) of Lake Wanaka and Mount Iron Lookout. Puzzling World and Wanaka Lavender Farm are also within 12 mi (20 km).
We were very disappointed with the property. While the location is great, the view is overgrown with trees and the property is very cramped and cluttered inside and out. The section around the property is full of junk and waist high grass and not at all what we were expecting. It is far too small ...
Situated in Lake Hawea, this vacation home is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Lake Hawea and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mount Iron Lookout and Puzzling World. Lake Wanaka and Wanaka Lavender Farm are also within 12 mi (20 km).