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The Black Shack

3 Hodgkinson St, Johns Creek, Lake Hawea
Ref #: 13777
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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

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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.

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Key Features & Amenities
  • Linen for hire
  • Disabled access: please enquire
  • Children: please enquire
  • No smoking
  • Pets outside only
  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Boat parking
  • CD player
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Clothes line
  • Dryer
  • Drying room
  • Electric blankets
  • Electric heat
  • Fire place
  • Fire wood supplied
  • Fridge
  • Garage
  • Gas log fire
  • Internet available
  • iPod Dock
  • Iron
  • Microwave
  • Oil heaters
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Oven
  • Portacot
  • Shower
  • Sky TV
  • Stereo
  • Tea, coffee, sugar etc
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Cottage
  • Kitchen
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:
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http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?v=10150394714675873>

Walk through tour of the Shack:
http://www.facebook.com/black.shack.nz#!/photo.php?v=101503
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Rates & Specials
8 Jan-30 Apr
$275.00/Night for 4 guests
$50.00 per extra guest
2 Night minimum
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1 May-31 May
$195.00/Night for 4 guests
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1 Jun-31 Aug
$245.00/Night for 4 guests
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1 Sep-31 Oct
$225.00/Night for 4 guests
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1 Nov-22 Dec
$275.00/Night for 4 guests
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24 Dec-7 Jan
$295.00/Night for 4 guests
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Rest of year
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Additional Premium Linen/Towels Charge $60 and
Cleaning fee $100.
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Discount for multiple nights, long stays.

Reviews (9 Comments)
Toothfairy
Stayed February 2015
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 !
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 !
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Toothfairy
Stayed February 2014
Awesome weekend, the weather and location was simply stunning!!
We will be making it an annual event !!
Awesome weekend, the weather and location was simply stunning!!
We will be making it an annual event !!
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tonivt
Stayed January 2011
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... Read more
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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stef
Stayed September 2010
Had a fantastic birthday weekend here!
The view is amazing and the funky 'shack' fab. We especially enjoyed all the old photographs and wondering who they all were???
Our boys enjoyed our late night camp fire on the lake side... Read more
Had a fantastic birthday weekend here!
The view is amazing and the funky 'shack' fab. We especially enjoyed all the old photographs and wondering who they all were???
Our boys enjoyed our late night camp fire on the lake side singing songs!
we can't wait to go back!!!!!

The Allerstons
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Dan Foggo
Stayed July 2010
We had five fantastic days at the Black Shack and everyone in our group vowed that they will be returning to this little gem. The setting is simply stunning, and although you are close to the services of Hawea township and Wanaka, there is a... Read more
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thanks Dan, you guys are welcome at the Shack anytime.
We had five fantastic days at the Black Shack and everyone in our group vowed that they will be returning to this little gem. The setting is simply stunning, and although you are close to the services of Hawea township and Wanaka, there is a feeling of remoteness and authenticity. We spent three days skiing Cardrona, Coronet Peak and Snowpark and on the last day we walked out around the eastern side of the lake towards the Timaru River (next time we would take mountain bikes). In the evenings we cranked the fire and enjoyed the eclectic, retro atmosphere that has been thoughtfully created. We even fired up the bath and got two lads in there! The Black Shack is truly unique.
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thanks Dan, you guys are welcome at the Shack anytime.
saskia-t
Stayed April 2010
The most relaxing holiday ever, in the most amazing, peaceful and beautiful location. Lake Hawea is my new favourite place. We will definately go back again! Just loved it. It was like living in our own 1940's postcard, but with every... Read more
The most relaxing holiday ever, in the most amazing, peaceful and beautiful location. Lake Hawea is my new favourite place. We will definately go back again! Just loved it. It was like living in our own 1940's postcard, but with every convenience. (The feather Duvet was luxurious!) For us native Northlanders, the Southern temperatures of April seemed quite chilly, but the Bach was snug and warm and eating dinner with the vista of the lake and mountains was just awesome. Thankyou so much for letting us enjoy a little piece of paradise!
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medha
Stayed October 2009
The view of the lake coupled with a cozy shack makes this place ideal to spend some quiet time. I love how the beautiful nature's just a few steps away.
The view of the lake coupled with a cozy shack makes this place ideal to spend some quiet time. I love how the beautiful nature's just a few steps away.
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jacq83
Stayed August 2009
What an amazing place! A funky kiwi bach with a piece of New Zealand paradise right on its doorstep.
I stayed here with my friend from overseas and we had a blast. The bach was clean, well stocked and extremely comfortable. The highlight was... Read more
What an amazing place! A funky kiwi bach with a piece of New Zealand paradise right on its doorstep.
I stayed here with my friend from overseas and we had a blast. The bach was clean, well stocked and extremely comfortable. The highlight was definitely having an outside bath with the picturesque view and then again under the stars. I will definitely be going back the next chance I get.
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danordiego
Stayed December 2008
Stayed here just after Christmas, an incredibly relaxing and beautiful location. I woke up early one morning, and decided to go for a walk, I was blown away by the scenery, walking along the lake edge, surrounded by mountains and... Read more
Stayed here just after Christmas, an incredibly relaxing and beautiful location. I woke up early one morning, and decided to go for a walk, I was blown away by the scenery, walking along the lake edge, surrounded by mountains and valleys.

This has to be one of the more idyllic spots in New Zealand.
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Nearby attractions & activities

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.

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