To us, everyone’s local.

The way we approach functions and events at Hāwea Hotel is pretty much the the way we approach everything…we strive to be generous and energetic.

We want this to come across in every experience we create – from our food, to our service, the warmth of our spaces and the way we’re talked about in our community.

We offer custom, tailor-made packages to suit all types of dining. From casual to formal, plated to sharing, small gatherings to large functions, and off-site catering.

We can offer bespoke menus to suit all tastes, ranging from a 1 choice set menus to a 7 course tasting menu, and everything else in between. In our menus, our kitchen team use the highest quality,  fresh seasonal ingredients.

We have plenty of space, are very experienced, and happy to set up for all the usual parties, as well as whatever else you care to throw our way.

  • Weddings
  • Large gatherings
  • Corporate functions
  • Social events & special occasions
  • Meetings & speaking events / conference
  • Large dining groups
  • Private hire
  • Overnight trips & longer stays

(Capacity of our eatery is up to 180, we also have a bar area, a large garden and overnight facilities)


Quiz Nights

Hāwea Hotel’s quiz night rally some mates or rock up and join a team – the trivia is challenging and the prizes are definitely worth the hustle.

Make sure you head along for your chance to win our MEGA Jackpot!

Every Wednesday | 6pm  | $5 Entry – $2 goes towards Hawea Flat School and $3 goes towards the Jackpot

Make sure you give us a call to book your table to guarantee you will get a table – (03) 443 1224⁠



6:00 pm

Sunday Sessions

Ever reach that point on a Sunday around 4pm and realise it’s almost Monday?

Don’t worry, we’ve got the cure for your impending Mondayitis linked up. Finish your weekend on a high note with live music performances. This weekly event will showcase the soft and smooth tunes of some of Wanaka’s best musicians, all set against the backdrop of Lake Hāwea.


Check out our Social Media accounts for timings!

2023 New Years Eve

Say goodbye and so long to 2022 in the heart of Hāwea!

We’re opening up our epic garden to bring you an amazing New Year’s Eve in Hāwea’s most iconic pub. Roam through the Beer Garden, and Gardenside Bar with a drink in hand all night long while listening to live performances.

Let’s celebrate 2022 and welcome in the New Year of 2023 together!


Tickets on sale soon


4:00 pm


Hawea Hotel
1 Capell Ave, Lake Hawea
9382, Wanaka, New Zealand

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