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Lake Hawea, Otago





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Property ID: 533

Property type and description
House - Holiday home / Bach

Location notes

  • Short drive to a lake
  • Located in mountain ranges
  • Short drive to snow fields
  • In a small village / town
  • Short drive to vineyards
  • Short drive to a golf course

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

  • Anytime

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
77 KM

The location shown on this map is an approximate location, not the actual address of the property.

About us

Member ID: 2405

We are a family of 5. Philip works at the University of Otago. Our children are aged 16,14 and 7. We enjoy the outdoors, especially Philip and our eldest Nathan who are keen on tramping and golf. As a family we try to do walks or bike and swim.

Our Dream Locations

Some locations we are interested in visiting

Nelson / Golden Bay
All locations in this region
Queenstown / Wanaka
Stewart Island
Te Anau

Property description and facilities

Holiday house built in 2001. Surrounded by mountains and beautiful lake Hawea just a few minutes walk from the house with walk/bicycle track along lake front. Also a few minutes away is the start of walk/ bicycle track along Hawea river that goes all the way to township of Wanaka.
There is a local dairy with a restaurant and takeaways.
The house has basic but modern facilities including dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and all linen and cooking utensils.
Double garage has a range of bikes( 2 adults and 4 children) .
Cleaner available on request. House has beds for 7 plus a sofa bed, extra mattress and portacot. For 2 families it is cosy but ok if you are outdoors most of the time. There is room for a tent.
Please enquire if wanting to bring a dog. The property is not fenced so it has limitations. Also DOC tracks do not permit dogs. Only non-moulting breeds in the house.
Wanaka is 10 minutes drive with plenty of shopping and a supermarket.

  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Bikes available
  • Cot
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Highchair
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Kayaks
  • Life Jackets
  • Lock-up garage
  • Mains water
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Washing Machine

Location description and facilities

Apart from amazing scenery to look at there is a lot to do in the Hawea/ Wanaka area. There are many great day walks( Mt Iron, Mt Roy, Rob Roy Glacier, the Blue Pools,riverside and lake tracks). For the more adventurous hike or overnight to Mt Aspiring Hut, Mt Brewster Hut etc (see DOC information centre in Wanaka for many more). There is a 9 hole golf course at Hawea and 18 hole in Wanaka. All the water activities are available, many wineries, two ski fields, the Warbirds museum ('Warbirds over Wanaka' Air display at Easter) and restaurants.
Queenstown is a 1 hour drive from Wanaka, with a great variety of activities. There are two more ski fields, jetboating, scenic cruises, bungy jumping, walking / bicycle tracks, gold panning, Gondala to restaurant and luge, wildlife parks etc.
Or over to the West coast through the Haast pass to the Fox or Frans Joseph glaciers
(3 hours drive).

Facilities close by:

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Cinema
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Jet skiing
  • Kids playground
  • Lakes
  • Lawn bowling
  • Museum
  • Paddle boarding
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Public swimming pool
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • River
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Snow skiing
  • Swimming beach
  • Tennis

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