Gather, relax and enjoy time together at The Camp*

The Camp, formerly The Lake Hawea Holiday Park, is your quintessential Kiwi camping experience. The Camp is beautifully basic and authentic which is why it has been a popular destination for campers, tourists and adventurers since 1971.

Close to the resort towns of Wanaka and Queenstown, The Camp has a wide range of accommodation options, good facilities and plenty of activities to suit couples, families or groups.  

The Camp Food Truck is open during the Camping Season for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Times and days will be advertised closer to the time. Make life easy and relax and dine-in amidst our spectacular grounds or takeaway if you live local.

Winter Hours

Our glamping and camping season ends on 30 April and we will re-open from 1 October for Spring.   Over this time we are still taking bookings and our self-contained cottages x 4 & holiday houses x 2  are available to book over the winter.

You can still book for events and groups all through winter by emailing Reservations Manager Elen on reservations@thecamp.co.nz. Our glamping, cottages, cabins, new geo domes and holiday houses are available throughout winter for group bookings.

We look forward to seeing all our campers and glampers again from 1 October and bookings are now open for the season and available to book via our website. For bookings during the busy Christmas and New Year period (20th Dec – 20th Jan) please email reservations for details and availability.

Thank you for a great season and see you all soon.

From Sarah and Richard Burdon, Tom and Elen

*We aim to keep The Camp a safe, fun, environmentally responsible and enjoyable place for all. Check out our FAQ’s or contact us if you have specific questions.


At Level 1 we are open for accommodation bookings as normal and operate under government guidelines and  to the highest levels of cleanliness and hygeine.

Please contact us for any enquiries or questions.

Tent Sites

Powered sites


Lakeside cabin


Glamping Safari

Glamping Denver

Glamping Bell

Little Lake House


Holiday House

Tent sites

Our tent sites are the real deal as you get to choose where you would like to go. So you can choose to be near the lake, in the woodland area, under the shade or out in the sun.  Once you had set up you will be able to explore or just hang at your site.

Powered sites

Choose a stunning lake vista or a more private setting a couple of rows back. We have powered sites for vans, campervans and caravans to pull up, plug in and relax.


A traditional favourite for many campers, these cabins are a great option for those seeking a basic, yet private sleeping solution. Facilities are communal.

Lakeside Cabin

Perched on the edge Lake Hawea, the Lakeside cabin, now known for being a honeymooner’s paradise, was once the Directors Office on the movie Vertical Limit.  Modestly appointed but with the best views in the park, it is a stay not to be missed.


The ultimate camping experience. Choose from a bell tent (pictured) or one of our luxury mountain tents and simply enjoy the views and the experience of camping glamorously.

Safari tent

Tucked away, this luxury setting offers privacy, comfort and convenience. Beautifully appointed with all linen provided and a stunning view of the lake and mountains beyond. Perfect for couples or families with small children.

Denver tent

Enjoy great comfort with this spacious glamping set up with stunning lake and mountain views. The perfect getaway for individuals and couples.

Bell tent

Choose from one of our six, stunning, 5 metre Bell tents located in a small glamping village tucked away amongst the trees. Enjoy the comforts of home whilst camping with this traditional glamping set up.

Little lake house

Sweeping views of the Lake, nature at your front door and the warmth of a tiny fire during cooler months, The Little Lake House is the perfect romantic getaway.


Choose from a tidy modern unit or a classic two-bedroom Kiwiana classic. The cottages are fully self-contained and stocked with all the essentials to make a comfortable home away from home.

Holiday Houses

Waitoa with 4 bedrooms and 181 Straw Bale House with 2 bedrooms are off-site from The Camp and Cross Hill Lodge, 3 bedrooms holiday home is located at the top hill of The Camp.

Xmas/New Year/Summer Bookings

The busiest period at The Camp is the New Zealand Christmas/New Year and School Holidays.  At this time of year we have a different booking procedure.

We ask that if you are looking to come stay with us during this time that you please contact us and book direct at or on +64 (0)3 443 1767

We have a 5 nights minimum stay in place during our peak summer period so please consider this when booking. We can try to accommodate shorter stays if we have cancellations or gaps so it is worth enquiring either way.

During this period The Camp is separated into two main areas of campers:

1. The Family Area

2. The Hawea Beach Club (HBC) –  18-30 year olds & concert goers

We encourage all to book well in advance so that they are not disappointed.

Terms and conditions will also apply during this time please enquire now to find out more.

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