Peaceful, Tranquil & Luxury on the Riverbank

Homestay | Wanaka | #24084

9.8/10 (71 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Modern boutique style with warm hospitality and the welcome of homelife
  • Half way between Fox Glacier on the West Coast & Queenstown and 40 minutes from Wanaka
  • Experience an adventure playground on your doorstep out there in all that wilderness

Please note : Christmas bookings is a 2 night minimum 22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018Enjoy the open spaces, the rural aspects and a charming and comfortable, yet spacious well appointed studio. Semi attached on 1/2 an acre, Bridget and her 3 labradors welcome you. Hawkshead is surrounded by grazing land and a 2minute walk across the farmland to the Makarora River. Wake to a mountain view all around and the early morning sun. You have your own private entrance and outdoor seating area. The ‘hawkshead’ culture is a very relaxed one. Ideally located 1 hour from the West Coast at the head of Lake Wanaka makes perfect for an overnight stay. There is so much on offer in this valley from hiking, jet boating to scenic flights or simply just to relax , listen to the birds, read book under the shady trees. Travelling takes a lot of energy, so why not take a break and spoil yourself and recharge. Self catering with cooking facilities. In the event that Bridget is not on the property when you arrive, your studio will be clean and ready for your arrival. Please enter through the gates and your studio ranch slider will be unlocked with the key on the inside door, where you will see a welcome note from Bridget. Your host enjoys meeting you on arrival but sometimes this is not possible. Guests have use of the entire studio and have their own patio and parking right outside their room. 2 minute walk across the paddocks to the river for a walk or swim, all day sun and mountain views. The large garden is also for guests to enjoy.

Special conditions: Portable 2 burner stove, toaster, kettle, bar fridge, Outdoor bbq recommended for meats Washing Machine & Dryer use in main house Smoking outside only Bridget will provide a drop off & pick up service to the start and end of your tramp Breakfast and dinner can be arranged prior to arrival if you have no self catering There are 2 fuel facilities in Makarora Breakfast, lunch and dinner available in our local café Daily coach transfers to and from the valley Bridget's branding is Hawkshead


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Life jackets
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower
  • Special events venue
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Queen Suite

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
13-Dec-17 to 13-Mar-19
$150/night $150/night

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (71)

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  • Comfortable and warm and in beautiful surroundings...

    Comfortable and warm and in beautiful surroundings. Ideal stopover before or after crossing Haast Pass.

    WilliamCh7 100%|76x Sep 2017

  • Perfect location away from it all

    Perfect location away from it all. Nice and relaxing!

    mishellemelvin 100%|2x Jun 2017

  • A perfect attached bungalow with a Kitchenette and full size bathroom complete...

    A perfect attached bungalow with a Kitchenette and full size bathroom complete with private deck. Really everything you could hope for considering the stunning views of the valley. Stream for fly-fishing is minutes walk from the house and the home is located just off the main road on the way to Wanaka and Queenstown. It was the absolute ideal place for us to rest and continue our travels in the morning. Bridget was an amazing host as well. We love you Bridget!

    NickOrsini 100%|5x Apr 2017

  • Hawkshead was Perfect

    Hawkshead was Perfect. Quiet, peaceful space surrounded by incredible scenery. We would come back in a heartbeat-Thank You Bridget for sharing!!!

    JoanW819 100%|7x Mar 2017

  • A great place to stay near the Makarora River / Blue Pools...

    A great place to stay near the Makarora River / Blue Pools / Haast Pass.

    PatriciaRa7 100%|1x Mar 2017

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