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Things to do in Hawea Flat

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Place to eat
“The Ultimate Free-Fall, tandem skydive whilst taking-in Wanaka's breathtaking scenery. Book Now. New Zealand's 1st Skydive Zone. Situated at the Wanaka airport.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Check out an amazing collect of cars though out the history of NZ and the world. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place to eat
“A must see for all those who love history, planes and action. Many interesting attractions, including a cafe, museum, sightseeing and skydiving ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Car Dealer
“Warbirds & Wheels is a well known museum displaying classic and vintage automobiles and motorcycles, focusing on the early 20th century, as well as military aircraft. A 1950's Retro Diner is only 5 minutes walk away and worth a visit too”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Can Walk or Bike this track. Can even fish along the river! Most gorgeous views on a stunning day! My favourite track close by!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“From river and ocean fishing, to heli-skiing, guided hunting, heli-hiking, mountain biking, dining at the world class Minaret Station Alpine Lodge (only accessible by helicopter), your choice of adventure is just a flight away.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“We have around 5 local breweries in Wanaka - this is the original. You'll find their ales on draught in most local bars and restaurants. You can do a guided tour around the brewery and also taste their range of ales.”
  • 1 local recommends
General Entertainment
  • 1 local recommends
Amusement Park
“Famous Hawea Wave for kayaking and surfing, wee little attraction on river between Wanaka and Lake Hawea. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bridge
“Easy walk or bike ride to Albert Town. The Hawea Wave is great fun for boogie boarders, surfers and kayakers. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“A relatively gentle track to ride. You can start at Albert Town and do a loop down to the Red Bridge. Cross the bridge and come up the other side back to Albert Town.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“View the largest collection of antler in the South Island. Enjoy a tour from Clive with his wealth of knowledge about all things deer!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
Route
“Nice MTB beside the river - can do a full loop down one side back the other - approx 30k”
  • 1 local recommends