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Christchurch, New Zealand
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79 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We had a cabin for the night. The facilities are lovely and clean and everything you need by way of a communal kitchen and toilet block. Our cabin had linen and the bed was very comfortable. The campsite was very peaceful as not many people were staying, we walked down to the lake edge and got some great photos, later... More 

Thank Joanne M
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for the night on the way up the west coast. Popular spot for holiday makers and passer bys. Very handy for the lake and surrounding areas. Amenities are as stated, full kitchen available, bathrooms include great showers.

Thank Aimee H
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This campsite was so lovely, we went back for more. The campgrounds have a magical feel about them, and the lake and scenery is breathtaking. Some of the facilities are a little outdated, and the showers not fabulous, but it doesn't matter when you are in surroundings such as these. We were given the best site of the campground both... More 

Thank Bronwen B
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The view from our campervan was so spectacular, the lake ever changing in the different light. The park like setting is huge and there is lots of space and so many gorgeous spots. The amenities are very clean with nice touches for people with children.Sarah and Richard were so helpful and knowledgeable and helped me book a helicopter flight as... More 

Thank frejeni
New Zealand
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

What we booked was not what we expected from the website. We were under the impression the room had a kitchenette inside as well as a toilet. Would recommend ringing and checking the facilities as the website is not clear on them. We left after one night and only stayed because we arrived so late. Park management were super unhelpful... More 

Thank Bella2021
lakeHaweaholidaypark, Owner at Lake Hawea Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry if feel that you were mislead but it is very clear on our website that the cabins are just basic and use the shared facilities. Our website www.haweaholidaypark.co.nz states that "Our traditional cabins are a great option. Communal Kitchen and showers are nearby. Each cabin is equipped with a fridge, beds, table... More 

Kent, England
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79 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Rented 2 Bedroom Cottage for 4 nights, which was really a huge Cabin on huge Site in beautiful location amongst forestry, views of Mountains. 2 minute walk to Lake Hawea, 10 minute drive from Wanaka. Accommodation included full Oven, huge Fridge/Freezer. TV with free Netflix, Able to buy items from Supermarkets and cook easily, especially with freshly cooked chips from... More 

Thank raymond k
Antwerp, Belgium
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210 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

A large campground with great shadowy sites. If you pay a bit more, you have a direct view over the lake. Friendly staff. The installations are OK and clean, kitchen and communal area. We had a dream breakfast at the lakeside with mountains in the background (a few more benches would be nice…). Paid 2$ for a day Wifi. The... More 

Thank Touché and Guy V
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Visited in autumn when the park was virtually empty. Was able to park up right by the lake with a view of the mountains and cook my tea. Clean facilities throughout and fairly priced. Some huge pine trees and lots of different places to camp. Would definitely stop by there again but not sure how busy it would be in... More 

Thank Dave C
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We stayed there for a couple of nights with my boyfriend in a tiny house at the lake (recommended!) Waking up and going to bed while looking at the Hawea lake was magical...We were there at the very beginning of February and the place was quite depopulated and very peacful. The owner was very friendly and helpful, he gave us... More 

Thank kasiulkak92
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75 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Beautiful setting beside lake Hawea amongst mature trees. Older style facilities. 2 kitchen and shower blocks (but only the main block next to the office is open after Easter). Showers hot and everywhere is very clean. Helpful and friendly owners. We'll be back again (this is our third visit anyway).

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lake Hawea Holiday Park is located at the gateway to Queenstown Lakes; situated on the lakefront of Lake Hawea. This gem of a campground is set amongst mature trees, on spacious and sheltered grounds, offering spectacular views of Lake Hawea and the surrounding mountains. Accommodation: The campground has 98 generously sized powered sites and 250 grassed tent sites; 10 standard cabins (sleep 6), 1 lakeside cabin (sleeps 2), 4 self-contained tourist flats (sleep 4-6) and a self-contained 3 bedroom holiday lodge (sleeps 7-9). Self-contained accommodation and the lakeside cabin includes linen, where as the standard cabins can be provided with linen for a small fee. Park amenities include: communal fully equipped kitchen with fridge/freezers, ovens, microwaves, kettles and toasters, a dining area, digital TV and internet, male and female toilet/shower blocks, dump station, laundry, linen hire, wireless broadband access, playground, barbecue, FREE DVD hire, camp store and booking office. The staff at the office are here to help you make your trip memorable. On-site van storage is available year round. Causal showers and the use of the dump station can be arranged for non-guests for a small fee. Dogs are welcome by arrangement, excluding summer holidays.There is a large outdoor fire place beside the lake, to socialise with other campers or toast marshmallows, whilst enjoying the views.A boat ramp is on the park boundary, for fishing and water sports enthusiasts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Hawea Holiday Park

Address: 1208 Makarora-Hawea Road State Highway 6, Lake Hawea 9345, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Lake Hawea
Price Range: $70 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lake Hawea Holiday Park 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Ring and verbally check room facilities as well as toilet and bath/shower options.”
 of 5 bubbles Bella2021, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Recommend 2 Bedroom Cottage (Cabin) with full Cooking and Fridge/Freezer facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles gemsunited, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Camping spots near the lake cost a bit more... but what a view from your tent or camper!”
 of 5 bubbles Zoentje, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“best views, quiet”
 of 5 bubbles kasiulkak92, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“Lakefront or sheltered under the trees this is a picturesque campground.”
 of 5 bubbles kiwisolargal, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
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