The Black Shack

3 Hodgkinson St, Johns Creek, Lake Hawea
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

A gorgeous sunny lakeside cottage nestled amongst native trees, with world class mountain and lake views. It doesn’t get more idyllic than this. With only a 2 mins drive from Lake Hawea township or 15mins drive to Wanaka township – you can enjoy easy access to shops and your daily flat white but then quickly be back in paradise relaxing and enjoying nature. It's also a magical venue for your office Christmas party, team bonding session, intimate wedding or niche event. Please be aware $160 are added on top of the booking for Linen hire & Cleaning.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet friendly
Linen provided
No smoking
Accessibility: please enquire
Sky TV
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
CD player
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Fire wood supplied
Gas log fire
Internet available
iPod Dock
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

3 Queen(s)

Special Amenities

This is a unique slice of paradise. There are not many cottages available to rent in such an idyllic spot. You can hear the birds every morning and hear the water of Lake Hawea lapping near the cottage. You truly feel renewed and invigorated after a stay here. The main house has 2 Queen bedrooms, and the new sleep out has a double bed for extra guests. Surrounded by native trees, nestled in a corner nook of the lake, John's Creek has its own microclimate. There is open space for kids and adults to run around and bike. It's easy to get your boat in at the marina at Hawea township or with a 4WD directly outside the cottage. Come nightfall, you can crank up the BBQ and braziers then have a soak in the firebath beneath the Southern stars. Check out the Utube videos some recent guests posted:!/photo.php?v=10150394714675873 Walk through tour of the Shack:!/photo.php?v=10150373253966203 FIND US ON FACEBOOK:

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

15mins drive to Wanaka township with great bars, cafe and restuarants and of course shops. 1 hour drive to Treble Cone skifield. 1 hour 10 drive to Cardrona and Snow Farm Skifields. 1.5 hour drive to Haast on the West Coast. Waterskiing, paddle boarding, kayaking, trout fishing, swimming directly in front of the cottage. The Gladstone Track from John's Creek to Hawea track is right on your doorstep - great for mountain biking or a lakeside walk. New kayak course / wave is just 5 minutes away. Hawea river track, golf course, tennis courts and playground just 5 mins drive from the Shack. Great mountainbiking on your doorstep - including helibiking. Guided Hunting expeditions in this area. Ten Reasons to Stay at The Black Shack: 1. Spectacular views of the lake and mountains. 2. The fire bath - classic Kiwi ingenuity secluded amongst native bush. Great for stargazing. 3. Long lazy days by the lake - down here, the sun doesn't set until 10pm in the summer. 4. Barbeque area is second to none. 5. Design features - contemporary artworks from local painters, ceramic artists and printmakers adorn the walls, along with our pithy book collection. 6. The games cupboard - now including Croquet, Petanque, Badminton, Cards, Backgammon, Monopoly, Poker and Operation. 7. Location, location! You're in a secluded world of your own, yet just 5 mins drive from Hawea township. 8. Day trips to Bannockburn, Queenstown, Wanaka and the West Coast all within 2 hours away. 9. Once you're here, you'll find The Black Shack is truly inspiring. We've had glowing reports from renowned NZ poets Sue Wootton and Sam Hunt and 2 marriage proposals so far!


Average Rating: 5
10 total reviews

Leanne Foote
Absolutely beautiful spot, so peaceful. The shack is really cute and the beds really comfortable. We made the most of the lake right across the road. Just stunning. We are definitely looking to go back. Only recommendation would be a fridge upgrade. Door liner was broken so couldn't be utilized and being a bit out of town it would be usful on longer stays to avoid trips into wanaka. Looking forward to my next stay.
Our second year at the Shack , relaxing and peaceful stunning scenery and hospitality second to none !! We'll be back for our honeymoon next year !
Awesome weekend, the weather and location was simply stunning!! We will be making it an annual event !!
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Feb - 30 Apr $275 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
1 May - 31 May $195 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
1 Jun - 31 Aug $245 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
1 Sep - 31 Oct $225 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
1 Nov - 23 Dec $245 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
24 Dec - 30 Jan $295 / Night for 4 guests$503 Nights
Rest of year$195 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
1 Feb - 30 Apr
$275 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 May - 31 May
$195 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Jun - 31 Aug
$245 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Sep - 31 Oct
$225 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Nov - 23 Dec
$245 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
24 Dec - 30 Jan
$295 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rest of year
$195 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
Additional Premium Linen/Towels Charge $60 and
Cleaning fee $100.
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Discount for multiple nights, long stays.




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