New Zealand Tourism Guide


Horizons Unlimited - Motorcyclists Travel Forum
Travel Forum and great resource for motorcyclists specifically wanting information about visiting New Zealand or Australia.

The Black Shack - Lake Hawea

  • 1 October 2017
  • Author: Circle NZ
  • Number of views: 2191
The Black Shack - Lake Hawea

A hidden haven at the edge of Lake Hawea, Wanaka, New Zealand. Stay a night, a week or longer and enjoy the ultimate retreat.

This is a unique slice of paradise. There are not many cottages available to rent in such an idyllic spot. You can hear the birds every morning, hear the water of Lake Hawea lapping near the cottage. You truly feel renewed and invigorated after a stay here. Surrounded by native trees, nestled in a corner nook of the lake, John’s Creek has its own microclimate. There is open space for kids and adults to run around and bike. Its easy to get your boat in at the marina at Hawea township or with a 4WD directly outside the cottage.

Nearby attractions & activities

  • 15 mins drive to Wanaka township with great bars, cafe and restuarants and of course shops
  • 1 hour drive to Treble Cone, Cardrona and Snow Park ski areas
  • 1.5 hour drive to Haast on the West Coast
  • Waterskiing, paddle boarding, trout fishing, swimming directly in front of the cottage
  • Hawea river track, golf course, tennis courts and playground just 5 mins drive from the Shack
  • Great mountain biking on your doorstep – including heli-biking
  • Guided hunting expeditions in this area
Come nightfall, you can crank up the BBQ and braziers then have a soak in the firebath beneath the Southern stars.

Email [email protected] or book online via the web site.

Categories: The Sleeping Bag