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)


May 22nd – Long Lunch at Hawea Hotel

Sunday afternoons are made for Long Lunches 🥂⁠

Join us for a unique lunch in the spectacular setting of Hawea Hotel on Sunday 22nd May.
Collab with the incredible Cardrona Distillery for a 6-course meal.



2:00 pm

Get Luke to Italy 2026

We are sponsoring Hawea local 13-year-old freeskier, Luke Harrold to help him achieve his dream of competing in the Winter Olympics 2026, we’d be incredibly grateful if you jumped on board too, any contribution will help go towards the cost of Luke’s training in Europe in early 2022!


Click the link below to head to Luke’s Give a little page!

Live Acts

Returning in 2022, we will be having live music in our Garden Bar EVERY weekend at 4pm in the Summer.

Check our social media for who is playing this weekend.




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

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