Lake Hāwea Station was named in Conde Nast Traveler; Gold List 2023 for the best hotels and resorts in the world. Located on stunning Lake Hawea in the Southern Alps just 15mins from the town of Wanaka. The Lake House has three super king bedrooms, two bathrooms and a hot tub with panoramic views. Arrive and feel calm – it’s The Lake House effect.
The Historic shepherds huts, Packhorse with two bedrooms, and a chefs kitchen. Both Packhorse bedrooms have historic etchings on the walls from Shepherds of the past and skylights for star gazing in bed. Studio stay in a super king bed in wee Homespur cottage. Both cottages are in the heart of this working farm and have undergone conscious renovations which has seen them match genuine heritage with impeccable style. Each residence has an outdoor fire pit, outdoor dining and relaxing hot tubs. Little L is a tiny house in the middle of a paddock over-looking Lake Hawea. It has everything you need, including an outdoor bath and tiny library if you just want to stay in bed all day read. Each residence has a curated library with information about the climate and biodiversity crisis, climate positive and regenerative farming.
Educational Guest Experiences can be added to your stay. Richie our resident guide has a Masters in wildlife and a deep fascination for our unique ecosystem.
Enquire to watch the working dogs muster and to visit the regenerative pastures on New Zealand’s first certified Climate Positive Farm. Mountain Biking, fishing, hiking … everything you expect in this part of the world is available on request.
Our newest offering ASTRONOMY 101 (Star gazing). The night sky of the lower South Island is among the clearest in the world, enabling you to see deep into space with just the naked eye. Those partaking in this immersive experience will explore the solar system and its planetary bodies, the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond. Learn about celestial navigation, the motion and cycles of space, shooting stars and Māori interpretations of the cosmos. As the renown scientist David Jones once said “we are nothing but space dust, trying to find its way back to the stars”.
Note: conditions are best in low moon conditions
Lake Hāwea Station always has a seasonal arrival treat from Hana’s’ Living Kitchen waiting for you. From a whole cake to cookies baked with walnuts from our trees. You’ll also have organic butter, eggs and a selection of milks in your fridge – and maybe something from our garden. Our curated tea selection includes our LHS signature Breathe Deep tea, Blood Orange and Harney and Sons; Paris and English breakfast. L’Affare are our coffee partners and we stock fair trade and BioGro organic certified options and primo beans for use in the Rocket barista coffee machines. House Granola made with delicious organic ingredients is also supplied. For your fridge Hana has crafted seasonal fruit soda created with fresh fruit, sweetened with LHS honey. Please make sure you request dinner kits; breakfast hampers and the provisions list in advance for deeper food and beverage delights. There is an ‘honesty box’ in your residence with a curated selection of snacks by our brand partners. Pai ki to kai. Enjoy your food.