Lake Hawea Hotel

Hawea's main accommodation provider, the Hawea Hotel offers uninterrupted views of the lake and the surrounding mountains.

Lake Hawea Hotel

On the shores of Lake Hawea, and just 10mins drive from Wanaka, the Hawea Hotel offers quality accommodation, a well-established and respected restaurant, and Hawea’s local pub.

Stylish new modern rooms have just been completed, offering 6 family suites and 3 studio suites, with uninterrupted views of the lake and/or the surrounding mountains, making for a peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable accommodation experience.

The Grill Room Restaurant was awarded the Beef and Lamb Excellence Award in 2012, for achieving the highest culinary standard in beef and lamb. Focusing on locally grown and farmed products, the restaurant serves Central Otago meats from the grill, complemented with great Central Otago wine. Logs fires and stunning lake views make The Grill Room a perfect spot to enjoy modern kiwi cuisine, or host a function with seating for up to 120 people.

The Stags Head is Hawea’s local pub, serving an extensive selection of beers, wines, spirits and great pub food and takeaways. Please note the opening times below are for the pub.

Richie @360

One of 360’s main writers and photographers, Richie is a go-getter that is constantly out enjoying the local environment – from surfing the Hawea Wave to snowboarding Treble Cone’s natural pipes.

Richie is an ambassador for the local retail chain Outside Sports, alongside a number of other brands. As a drone pilot and filmer, Richie is also a key member of the creative team at

View posts written by Richie here on 360qw, or check out his personal blog site.