The lakeside town of Hawea, the home of the Lake Hawea Hotel, offers visitors a range of activities from a relaxing walk along the lake, to a total outdoor adventure. Lake Hawea Hotel is situated on shores of Lake Hawea, 15 minutes from Lake Wanaka and a stone's throw from picturesque walking and biking tracks, fishing, boating, hunting, golf courses and ski fields.
Whoever you are, whatever the season, or whatever activity you are after - Hawea and surrounding areas have everything you need to ensure a good time.
Excavated by massive glaciers more than 10,000 years ago, Lakes Wanaka and Hawea lie side by side. At a sliver of land known as The Neck, which is just 1km wide, the glaciers were once joined. Lake Wanaka is the source of New Zealand's largest river, the Clutha. Lake Hawea feeds into the Hawea River, which joins the Clutha at Albert Town.
Ringed by pebbly beaches and with magnificent views to the surrounding peaks, both lakes offer a variety of adventures, especially during the long, hot months of summer.
The newly refurbished Lake Hawea Hotel can provide you with your accommodation needs in our hotel rooms or lodge, delicious food in The Grill Room, and entertainment in the Stags Head bar while you take in the regions outdoor activities. We can also provide you with packed lunches.
Below we have put together some recommendations and everything you need to know about Lake Hawea and the wider regions' activities. We would be happy to help arrange bookings or build any kind of itinerary for you.