Peaceful & Tranquil on the Riverbank

Homestay | Wanaka | #24084

9.8/10 (60 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 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

Enjoy 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.

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
From 1 January 2017
18-Jan-17 to 18-Apr-18
$170/night $170/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (60)

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  • I am so glad we decided to get out of the main...

    I am so glad we decided to get out of the main centres of Otago when we booked our holiday. The scenery from Queenstown up to Makarora was fantastic. The accomdation at Hawkshead is cosy and comfortable with all the comforts of home. Heaps of adventure at Makarora, a neat pub and cafe' and it is so central. 1 hour north to Haast and the west coast, 1 hour south to Queenstown. I really should be keeping this a secret but what a awesome place to stay. We're already planning our next trip to Otago.

    BruceGo8 new member Jan 2017

  • The room was just as described

    The room was just as described. Very comfortable bed. Our drive to the accommodation from Queenstown was very scenic, with beautiful lakes and outstaying views. The accomodation is also in a peaceful and beautiful spot. Easy to find.

    AnnaT311 new member Jan 2017

  • Beautiful room with lots of amenities, on a breathtaking lot!

    Beautiful room with lots of amenities, on a breathtaking lot!

    MatiosB2 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • lovely place

    lovely place. clean and tidy. niceowener

    KaiH9826 100%|2x Nov 2016

  • lovely place

    lovely place. clean and tidy. niceowener

    KaiH9826 100%|2x Nov 2016

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