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Lake Hāwea Station

Lake Hāwea Station is one of New Zealand's finest high country land holdings. Situated on the eastern shore of Lake Hāwea in the picturesque Queenstown Lakes District, this 6,500 hectare property produces top-grade Merino wool, high value lamb and purebred Angus beef.

Guests on the Tūtira experience at Lake Hāwea Station enjoy exclusive access to a diverse and dramatic landscape, rising from the pristine lakeside to tussock covered tops and endless rolling backcountry.

Experience details 

Guests on the Tūtira experience at Lake Hāwea Station will quickly learn that this is no ordinary high country farm. The breathtaking scenery is complemented by an innovative vision and attention to detail that is evident throughout the station. Lake Hāwea Station produces some of New Zealand's highest quality Merino wool used by leading fashion brands, and has a bold target of becoming ten times carbon negative while conserving and restoring rare and biodiversity and introducing regenerative farming practices. This Carbon Clean station balances a rich history and heritage with a pioneering view to the future.

During the day, guests and their guide use late model electric motorbikes to explore a range of previously unseen landscapes and alpine terrain. In the evening guests enjoy cuisine made from the best local ingredients, and exceptional on-station lodgings.

  • Three days / two nights. Experiences start at midday on day one and finish by midday on day three
  • Led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide
  • Suitable for groups of up to ten guests and all experience levels
  • Inclusive of accommodation, all meals and drinks
  • Private group transfers from Queenstown included. Upgraded transfers via helicopter available
  • Electric motorbikes, all equipment and comprehensive safety briefings provided
  • Available October to May
  • Every booking includes a 10% donation towards on-station conservation and regeneration efforts
  • $2,400 per person

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Experience features


World-class landscapes

Gain exclusive access to some of the most remarkable landscapes in New Zealand. Our expert guide will make sure you see the sights only locals know about.


Luxurious heritage accommodation

Spend your nights in converted shearers' quarters, which have been lovingly restored and beautifully appointed while retaining their rustic charm.


Exhilarating riding

Set your own pace while exploring on our kiwi-made electric motorbikes. They're emission free and silent so you can be fully immersed in the landscape while limiting your impact on farm operations and the environment.

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"This place is truely unique. You can't help but feel inspired by the landscape and rugged beauty of the Station. We hope our efforts to apply best-in-class stewardship of our land and regenerative farming practices inspire others to think differently about carbon, conservation, biodiversity and animal welfare."


Every Tūtira guest supports on-station regeneration and conservation efforts

The team at Lake Hāwea Station have a bold ambition to contribute actively to tackling New Zealand's climate change challenge while preserving and regenerating their landscape. With a focus on premium outputs, the station is moving rapidly towards the application of modern farming and soil management practices that sacrifice short-term gain for positive long-term impacts on the environment, animal welfare and ultimately wool and meat quality.

The 10% contribution made by Tūtira on behalf of all guests supports this bold ambition by supporting the planting of over 10,000 native trees each year, amplifying a large scale lake front fencing project, and helping to protect rare and endangered species like the Clutha Flathead Glaxid and Grand Skink. 

Tūtira also offsets all carbon emitted by guests during their experience, including flights.    


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