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.

Alexandra

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

Clyde

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

Lake Hawea

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

Queenstown

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

Arrowtown

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

Cromwell

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

Southern Lakes District

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

Kingston

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

Wanaka

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