Lake Hawea Hotel Wanaka

Flying into Queenstown it is just under 1hr 30min drive to the Lake Hawea Hotel, situated between the West Coast and Central Otago on the shores of picturesque and tranquil Lake Hawea. Getting there you will drive through the township of Wanaka which is 15-minutes away. Cardona and Treble Cone ski resorts are both under an hour’s drive and Coronet Peak ski resort is 1hr 30min drive.

At Lake Hawea Hotel, all guest room accommodation as well as the on-site restaurant and bar, feature stunning lake and mountain views. The hotel’s Studio and Family Suites are ideally suited for ski groups with their multi share rooms and flexible bedding configurations. All hotel rooms have been stylishly appointed using colours reflecting the autumn tones of the Central Otago region. The sumptuous beds are dressed with blankets which have been spun from Wanaka farmed Merino sheep and hand woven purely for the hotel. All suites have an ensuite bathroom and most have a bath and a shower. Guests also enjoy free WiFi, Freeview TV, Electric Blankets, Flat screen TV’s, Tea & Coffee making facilities. Breakfast and dinner are available in the hotel’s on-site restaurant, with a la carte, buffet and take away options available. You can relax and enjoy the warmth of the log fire inside, or challenge friends at the pool tables in the enclosed outdoor area. Conference facilities can be booked if required.

Lake Hawea Hotel provides the perfect base for you school group ski trip with road access to New Zealand’s South Island ski resorts and local attractions nearby. If you are having a day off the slopes there are plenty of activities available, including half day tours with Wanaka River Journeys, Go Jets jetboating adventures and Puzzling World Wanaka offer some really twisted experiences. You could even plan to do some adrenaline filled activities in Queenstown on your way through.

Accommodation Details

Guests staying at Lake Hawea Hotel will enjoy stylish and modern accommodation all with spectacular uninterrupted lake and mountain views. Accommodation consists of Family Suites sleeping up to five and Studio Suites sleeping up to three which are ideal for school groups with their flexible bedding configurations. After an energetic day skiing & snowboarding you will appreciate the sumptuous beds with their Wanaka farmed Merino, hand woven blankets specially made for the hotel. Further features include bathrooms with a bath and shower plus Free WIFI, Freeview TV, Electric Blankets, Flat screen TV’s, Tea & coffee making facilities.

Studio Suite: 2 Single, 1 Roll away bed. Up to 3 guests.

Family Suite: 1 Queen, 3 Singles, 1 Roll away bed. Up to 5 guests.


Lake Hawea Hotel’s Eatery seats up to 100 people and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With stunning lake and mountain vistas and plenty of space you have the option to dine lakeside in the dining area or garden side nearer the bar. The talented chefs keep the menu fresh, using locally grown and farmed products, to serve you delicious and modern kiwi cuisine.

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