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 added on top of booking for Linen hire & Cleaning.

Details and amenities

Kids: please enquire
Pet outside only
Linen: please enquire
No smoking
Accessibility: please enquire
Sky TV
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Drying room
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 Park Skifields 1.5 hour drive to Haast on the West Coast Waterskiing, paddle boarding, kayaking, trout fishing, swimming directly in front of the cottage New 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. Sport - the Shack's outboard speedboat available for hire for longstay guests. 4. Long lazy days by the lake - down here, the sun doesn't set until 10pm in the summer. 5. Barbeque area is second to none. 6. Design features - contemporary artworks from local painters, ceramic artists and printmakers adorn the walls, along with our pithy book collection. 7. The games cupboard - now including Croquet, Petanque, Badminton, Cards, Backgammon, Monopoly, Poker and Operation. 8. Location, location! You're in a secluded world of your own, yet just 5 mins drive from Hawea township. 9. Day trips to Bannockburn, Queenstown, Wanaka and the West Coast all within 2 hours away. 10. 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! Instructions to get there: From Wanaka take Highway 6 to Lake Hawea (same road takes you to West Coast). Before you hit Lake Hawea township turn right on to Camphill Rd. Drive to the very end of Camphill. At the T junction turn left on to Gladstone Road. Gladstone Rd eventually hits a 4 way intersection - you need to veer right (not hard right) and Gladstone road takes you towards Timaru Creek. Gladstone Road turns in to a shingle road and ends up being Timaru River Rd. This shingle road will lead you to John's Creek (also called Gladstone). The first road you will see at John's Creek is Denniston. Don't take that turning. Keep straight, through the ford until you see Hodgkinson St then hang a left. The Black Shack is number 3.


Average Rating: 5
9 total reviews

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 !!
This is one special place. We absolutely loved our stay at the Black Shack. The interior design is spot on and the snug little cottage has been so lovingly restored. We ate good food, drank good wine, but it was the view we feasted on most. Thanks Annabel, Amanda & Ben.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
8 Jan - 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 - 22 Dec $275 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
24 Dec - 7 Jan $295 / Night for 4 guests$503 Nights
Rest of year$195 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
8 Jan - 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 - 22 Dec
$275 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
24 Dec - 7 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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