Helping Kiwis and visitors connect with nature, enjoy their environment and create lifelong memories has been the driver for The Camp at Lake Hawea for more than 50 years.
“There’s something special about packing up for a weekend away with friends in the great outdoors and over the last few years, we have seen an increase in groups coming to experience our outdoor accommodation, from cabins and lakeside glamping to our Safari, Bell and Denver Tents,” says owner Sarah Burdon.
“If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it’s to take a moment and appreciate our surroundings and the people we share it with. Staying in the outdoors really is just good for the soul.”
Eighteen months ago the premium Cross Hill geo domes were added to the accommodation line up. Nestled at the back of The Camp with private access, the six domes provide the ultimate glamping experience.
“There’s nothing quite like lying in bed and watching the stunning night sky above and waking up to the sound of birdlife,” she says. “We have glamping options to suit all tastes and budgets and they can be booked out for groups while our new domes are also perfect for families or organisations to hire together. With twin share or double beds available, we can accommodate 12 people in the domes and groups have exclusive access to Cross Hill Lodge where we serve breakfast and paddock to plate inspired dinners.”
Both The Camp and Cross Hill offer more than just accommodation and people can be as active or relaxed as they wish,” says Sarah.
“Spring is a great time to pack the bags and unwind in our acres of parklike grounds. Keep an eye out on our social media channels as our onsite Food Truck will open later in the season and is a great place to meet people, grab a cold beer or a bite to eat. We also have live music throughout the warmer months.”