5 Best Bookabach Holiday Homes Near Lake Hawea, New Zealand

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If you want to soak in nature’s beauty then Lake Hawea in New Zealand should be on your travel list. And if you like outdoor adventures, then this should be on the top of that list! Situated in Otago region of New Zealand, it is at a 15-minute drivable distance from Wanaka. Be it boating, swimming, kite surfing, kayaking, riding, walking or enjoying on the beach, you have plenty of options to choose from and chill out in Lake Hawea. Being as popular a destination as it is among the tourists, Lake Hawea has a lot of options to choose from when it comes to stay. To make it easy for you, some of the best Bookabach holiday homes near Lake Hawea are listed below.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on March 13, 2023.

1. A centrally located quiet and warm apartment (from USD 74)

If you are on that adventure trip and your itinerary is packed with activities like swimming, fishing, etc., then this quiet, warm apartment located between Wanaka and Lake Hawea may be the perfect option for you. This apartment has two bedrooms and one bathroom and can accommodate four guests at any given point in time. So, if you are an athlete who has come with your gang of bikers, or are on a family vacation looking for a one-night stopover, this place is a great stay option for you.

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10.36 km (6.5 mi) from Puzzling World
192 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Great kitchen with everything we needed to prepare dinner and breakfast
It feels just like home
We had everything we needed in the apartment and it was warm and cosy in the evening when we were there relaxing
I like a good shower and that gets an A as well
Great swing for the kids to play on
Very nice and clean flat
It was extremely clean and had everything we could ever need
All communication was prompt and clear and we were given a warm welcome by our host
Straight away we were all so impressed with the location comfort and design of the property
We arrived a little later than we hoped they were met by the owner who showed us around and explained all the details
for you warm and friendly welcome
We loved staying here Very quiet and only a short drive to Wanaka Sandie and Barry are lovely hosts and are very happy to oblige any requests
Lovely place and kids loved it too
It was extremely easy to check in and we loved Bella too :)
The location was lovely and quiet and green and still close to town which was convenient
We loved tess and bella
We were glad we chose here to stop and take a nights break from a long journey Very warm and comfortable
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2. Enjoy amazing lake and mountain views (from USD 153)

This five-bedroom house was built in 2006 and has some enviable scenic beauty all around. The view of the lakes and the mountains is enough to take your breath away. Located at a three-minute walking distance from the lakefront, it is at a blissful spot that promises lots of privacy. It is a modern two-story cedar house with a number of outdoor activity options in the vicinity. Be it summer or winter, this place is suited for any kind of outdoor activity. Couple the beautiful view and activity options with great amenities and it presents the perfect recipe for a happy holiday!

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12.09 km (7.6 mi) from Puzzling World
34 reviews   Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The house is well equipped and the beds are all very comfortable
The kitchen and laundry is especially convenient
Large warm house with stunning lake views perfect location for your stay in beautiful Hawea
Beautiful views from the upstairs lounge tons of equipment in the holiday house Really spacious
Beautiful lake view lovely spacious property
It was clean and everything worked great
warm clean handy to pub and shop Brilliant
My group and I all had the best time and cannot wait to go back
Fantastic home lovely and warm Close to shops
My family had a really lovely holiday and we would all love to return one day
Seven adults were accommodated extremely comfortably
It is located near a convenient store
The Strachans Crib is well located in Lake Hawea right between the general store and the Lake Hawea Hotel
we loved every minute of being there
Awesome location Suited our needs perfectly Thank you
Beautiful property in an awesome location
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3. Enjoy the stunning mountain views (from USD 123)

This spacious two-bedroom holiday home in the small township of Lake Hawea provides that cozy and comfortable stay for your vacation. It can conveniently accommodate five people. It is conveniently located at a 30 minutes’ drive to Cardrona and Treble Cone ski fields and at a walking distance from the lake. It has all modern facilities desirable for a comfortable holiday stay like a fireplace, washer, dryer, TV, fully operational kitchen, etc. Stunning mountain views from this beautiful holiday home just adds to its charm making it one of the sought-after stay options in Lake Hawea.

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12.51 km (7.8 mi) from Puzzling World
122 reviews   Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Basic sundry was provided which was wonderful
the house was warm and comfortable without heating
The house is modern and clean but feels homely with all the extras supplied; e g fully equipped kitchen plus basic food items that you can use and replace books
Awesome views of the mountain
Super house with all you need for a quiet and very comfortable stay
We really enjoyed our stay and found the house to be clean modern and very tidy
Warm and clean Plenty of space inside and out
Great accommodation very clean and warm Would definitively stay again
Warm comfortable and well maintained
This is a really beautiful home and nice and warm Loved the panoramic views
Great location warm house with the lovely fire
Hosts care about the environment and supply compost bin glass and paper/cardboard recycling bin
Heidi was great to deal with
We could bike and walk to Lake Hawea and there are several tracks nearby which we really enjoyed A very well-equipped home
easy access to many of the areas activities Easy place to relax and stay for a week
Lovely modern home in a great location in Hawea
The house was warm with stunning views and a welcoming feeling The setting was perfect with views from every window Just loved it
A little home away from home
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4. A sunny and warm cabin for three (from USD 58)

If you are an outdoors person looking for a stay near Lake Hawea, this warm little cabin situated at the back lawn of a house is a good option for you. Located close to popular outdoor activities like boating, windsurfing, kitesurfing, etc., it provides a number of options for thrill seekers to choose from. Restaurants, takeaway places, bars, and convenience stores are all close by making it a convenient place to stay.

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12.05 km (7.5 mi) from Puzzling World
18 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Fresh and clean closes to the lake was great
(cafe pub general store)
Amanda was the best host over
I would recommend Amanda happily and would recommend you to book quickly because her property is not awesome
Great location handy to the lake and
Clean and tidy Well equipped
Great location 2 minutes walk to restaurant
The Bach is in a very good location - near to a very good cafe and close to the beach
Great little place for a couple Close enough to walk to food and dinner
Easy to find comfortable and clean peaceful location Lovely natural surrounding area
A short walk to cabin to unload the car Very close to a great resturant in the pub
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5. Holiday inn at Lake Hawea (from USD 154)

This holiday inn at Lake Hawea is a three-bedroom holiday home that is situated in the lap of nature. It is at a two-minute drive from Hawea town center and is fifteen minutes away from Wanaka. If you want a relaxing break, then this is the perfect place for you and your family. It comes with all facilities like the Internet, TV, air conditioning, fireplace, heater, etc. It also comes with a fully furnished kitchen where guests can cook their own sumptuous meals.

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Lake Hawea, Lake Hawea, NZ
15.87 km (9.9 mi) from Puzzling World
17 reviews  
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable house with beautiful view
we were provided with ample wood and the king bed was lovely and comfortable
nice bach clean good location good wifi lovely area
the house was clean and tidy
this bach was clean warm well equipped and very comfortable
extremely nice location and house
water pressure in shower not ideal but probably just down to the location otherwise great stay
large enough for many guests and was a good location for further exploration of the region
lovely place beautiful quiet location with great lake views
nice views and location to lake hawea
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Come explore the great outdoors of Lake Hawea

Lake Hawea in New Zealand offers some great outdoor activities for all adventure buffs. Nature’s beauty along with a number of activities from walking to trekking to skiing in winters makes it one of the most sought-after holiday destinations. With a variety of homestay options available as mentioned above, the visit to this beautiful place will be so much more relaxing!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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