Wanaka, South Island


Hawea Store and Kitchen - the ONE STOP shop for everything you need for a day out!

Hawea Store and Kitchen - We stock EVERYTHING for your Picnic and BBQ on the beach

Hawea Store and Kitchen - The place to be!

Hawea Store and Kitchen - Sitting in the sun outside

Hawea Store and Kitchen - Restaurant with a view

Hawea Store and Kitchen - Superb roasts and fresh seafood

Hawea Store and Kitchen - General Store - Cafe - Restaurant

So much more than a General Store! We have EVERYTHING you need to enjoy a day out at Hawea. No preparation required. From that morning coffee and breakfast, to luxury picnic food and BBQ packs, a selection of takeaway wines and beers, the BEST homemade pies, cakes and sandwiches - moving into the evening, with a choice of takeaways made with love at the cafe to delicious restaurant meals, sitting back in style on the balcony looking out to the lake and enjoy a local wine or beer. All bases covered!
PLUS our store carries a wide range of necessities, from nappies to daily fresh bread, sunscreen and insect repellant, fishing lures to post office services!!! Not forgetting ICE CREAMS We really are the ONE STOP SHOP who caters for families.

General Store 

Lake Hawea lakefront is just one big beach with a walking track alongside - with three designated picnic areas with picnic benches, public BBQ's as well as toilets. We have everything in stock for a luxury picnic or BBQ. Including:-
- Full range of Groceries
- Organic seasonal vegetables enhance fruit & vege section
- Off licence with Central Otago Wines
- Freshly baked breads
- Cheeses and chutneys
- Gluten Free range
- Suncream and Insect repellant
- The Aromatherapy Co & Sukin Range
- Nappies, and a few things for the little ones
- Postal Services
And much much more.....

Hawea Store and Kitchen ~ Cafe and Restaurant 

Locals LOVE us! We have regulars from all over the area who come out to the 'laid backness of Hawea' and knowing they can 'pop in for lunch', takeaway tea, or dine out with us for dinner, we have something to tempt the fussiest of eaters - and we LOVE families!

Our experienced chef team works closely with local suppliers to source the freshest ingredients, incorporating seasonal harvests, featuring locally harvested produce.

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Brunch, lunch and dinner menus offer a selection of superb traditional NZ food. Guests enjoy a relaxed inviting ambience in our upstairs restaurant. The outdoor deck, covered by large shade sails is a suntrap, the perfect place to relax, with fantastic views.

Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

Auckland destination2


New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.