A summer camping break at Lake Hawea Holiday Park has been a highlight for generations of kiwis – it’s time you found out why for yourself!
The park is sited on the shores of Lake Hawea, a deep blue, crystal clear glacial lake with rugged mountains plunging steeply into the water on three sides.
Just next to Glen Dene High Country station and within walking distance to Hawea township, foot access to the Hawea River trail (we rent good quality mountainbikes) you are also only a 15 minute drive to Wanaka township.
With 20ha of land dedicated to camping locations,…
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Lovely, well organised site. Spotlessly clean hot showers, large well equipt kitchen and beautiful lake views.
Lake Hawea Holiday Park responds:
Thank you Ellie for your 10/10 review!! We are very happy you enjoyed your stay here with us at Lake Hawea Holiday Park. The hot showers are great at Winter time and the lake views are absolutely stunning.
Hope the rest of your holiday was fabulous!
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One of the best lakeside views I’ve seen at a campsite, with big open tent sites, cost of which has gone up to $40 for unpowered. Reasonably sized kitchen with most utensils and showers were clean and tidy and 30 mins free WiFi. Be ready for some flies lakeside other than a great campsite just out of Wanaka.
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Paid $34 for 2 persons, much cheaper than other sites we stayed at. Large holiday park and depending where you camp you can have a great view of the lake. Toilets and showers clean and tidy. On site staff were friendly and happy for a chat.
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Very limited wifi. Arrived late hours, but there is a note saying find a site and pay the next day. Paid $38 for 2 pax for a powered site. Kitchen and showers toilet were very decent and great. Unlimited hot showers. Nice view of Lake Hawea. Very huge camp area and there are rabbits around. $4 for washer, $2 for dryer.
$38 for powered site, limited free wifi. Very quiet at this time of year. We almost had the large part to ourselves & could chose where we wanted to park. Amazing views of the mountains, very peaceful with lovely surrounds, grass & trees. Amenities clean & simple with free hot showers.
Fabulous setting in a spacious parkland. Generous pitches (but costs extra for lakeside - probably not worth it). Good shower block but draughty and not very fly proof. Very friendly reception staff. Good laundry. Take aways available in the village shop.
I can't say a bad thing about this campsite. We tented with our two dogs and it was bliss! The bathrooms were clean, the showers hot and strong, the views amazing and the kitchen big and equipped! We got there early so got to pick a beautiful spot, sheltered from the wind thanks to the trees but still offering a beautiful view. The only downside for me was, the rules were that all dogs had to be on lead (obviously) but three times dogs came running through our site when their owners walked them off-lead.
A powered site for 2 people costs $38. A large campsite with many families. Not too quiet. Kitchen too small for the many people. Too few showers / toilets. Bad cost / benefit ratio.