Auto Grille French cuisine at The Camp

For the love of French cuisine Chef Romaric Pessey’s love of French cuisine started at the tender age of 15 when he was mesmerized by the sparkle of the commercial kitchen stove, worktops and all the shiny silverware when he visited a professional kitchen as part of a school trip. Fast forward to 2020, aged ...

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Posted: July 29, 2020Category: Food

The Camp Lake Hawea – Why we do what we do?

Our History Established in 1971 and purchased in 2009, The Camp (formerly Lake Hawea Holiday Park) has now been in The Burdon family for over 10 years and next year The Camp turns 50 ! Custodians of this beautiful place, Sarah and Richard Burdon know, love and respect the local area. Both live and breathe the ...

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Posted: May 26, 2020Category: History

Food Truck at The Camp – Reawakened under Level 3

The Food Truck at The Camp Lake Hawea to open under Level 3 serving the Hawea and Wanaka communities We’re pretty sure, like us, that you’ve spent the last month at home cooking, baking and trying new recipes with the whanau. Some went well, others were a disaster. We’ve seen some pretty good cooks out there. ...

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Posted: April 23, 2020Category: Food

Sustainable Tourism NZ – Great things, Small Packages

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Posted: April 22, 2020Categories: camping, Glamping, Romance, Sustainablity

COVID-19 Update for guests 25/3/2020

Welcome to The Camp Due to the onset of the pandemic COVID-19 and the move by the New Zealand government into Alert Level 4 we are closed to the public UNLESS you require a booking for the 4-week lockdown period which needs to be done before 11.59pm tonight Weds 25 March. We have:  Two-bedroom cottages ...

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Posted: March 25, 2020Category: Uncategorized

Do something different this Valentine’s Day..

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. So why not change it up this year? Instead of taking your significant other to a five-star restaurant or flash hotel, take them glamping for a special night under the stars on the banks of Lake Hawea. Rediscover nature and rekindle your romance at The Camp, Lake Hawea. ...

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Posted: February 9, 2020Categories: Glamping, Romance

A life on the road personal story

  Jackie Norman is a travel writer for Motorhomes, Caravans & Destinations magazine and lives on the road permanently after selling her house in 2016 to go in search of a simpler life. She is the author of My Van, My Castle. Jackie has written an article that was published in stuff on Freedom Camping ...

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Posted: December 10, 2019Categories: camping, Uncategorized

Glamping at Denver Cove, Lake Hawea – My first time

Its 5.00 pm Wednesday and you get a text “the weather has turned grim!  Are we still on for tonight”?  Anxiously you look out the office window and see blue skies and then a sudden down pour happens.  You are thinking “Why did I organize a spontaneous midweek glamping night”.   You knew the weather ...

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Posted: October 31, 2019Category: Uncategorized

The Camp’s New Website

Its been a long time coming but we are excited to share our new website with you.  The main addition is the Glamping and Off-site Holiday Houses available for rent.  Everything can now be booked on-line.  So now is the time to gather your friends and organise a camping trip or save the hassle and ...

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Posted: October 31, 2018Categories: Glamping, Uncategorized

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