Category: Southern Lakes District

The tiny township of Lake Hawea lies on the still, silent southern shore of the smallest of Otago’s glacier-carved lakes. Lake Hawea began as a collection of isolated cribs and holiday homes, 15 km north-east of Wanaka, but has grown into a pleasant village of 1,150 people with a general store selling produce and fishing licences.

Southern Lakes District, Wanaka, Lake Hawea, Cromwell, Clyde, Alexandra, Arrowtown, Queenstown and Kingston.

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Alexandra

Alexandra is New Zealand’s ‘Blossom Town’ - a glorious symphony of colour and light, in…

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Clyde

The town was originally known as Dunstan. It sprung up on the banks of the…

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Lake Hawea

Lake Hawea began as a collection of isolated cribs and holiday homes, 15 km north-east…

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Queenstown

Originally named as ‘Fit for Queen Victoria,’ this alpine town, 284km northwest of Dunedin, is…

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Arrowtown

The town is a little golden nugget - born of gold and still maintaining its…

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Cromwell

As you enter the town, a giant fibreglass iconic sculpture will catch your eye. It…

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Southern Lakes District

A land of big skies, wide open spaces, deep silent lakes, wide braided rivers, rippling…

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Kingston

After the physical and mental rigours of conquering space and white water at Queenstown, you…

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Wanaka

Wanaka means ‘Renewal of the Soul’ in Maori, which says it all. This alpine resort…