Hook Wanaka - FAQs


Wednesday – Sunday from 11am.

Our last rod hire is 4.30pm.

Last kitchen orders are at 7pm. Pizza & BBQ options are served from midday. 

You can check out our summer menu on the FEAST link at the top of the page :)

We do not take bookings for fishing.

Rod hire is $10 this includes your rod, fish bin and accessories; everything you need!

Any Salmon you catch you MUST keep and pay for ($35.00/kg). We can then prepare your fish to eat at the restaurant or to takeaway. 

We offer fillets or gutted (free with price of fish). Either paper wrap or vacuum sealed ($2 per bag) 

Hot Smoked ($10)

Sashimi ($20)

Cold Smoked ($20 – you receive 40% of your fish weight)

We don’t take bookings for The Reel Deal so if you have the urge to fish you can just come on down.

If you’re just wanting to dine at the eatery we welcome walk-ins. We also take bookings via email which can be accessed on the BOOK link at the top of the page.

You don’t need to bring anything except a big smile and a desire to have fun! We will provide you with all your fishing equipment – a rod, bait and catch net. Since fishing is an outdoor activity we do recommend sunscreen in summer, and warm clothes in winter.

Sorry, but no. We just can’t risk any unwanted organisms entering our eco-system.

You’ll bring it to our fish + fillet station where we weigh your fish. You can then choose if you want to eat it straight away or take it away with you. You can also choose if you want smoked, sashimi, or filleted.

Most of the fish are 1 – 2.5kg, perfect for any angler. The average fish size varies a little throughout the year and we always let you know when you arrive what the current average is.

No! We’re not trying to be the fun police, but if you throw the fish back it’s going to get stressed and it may even die unnecessarily. We don’t want that to happen, and we’re sure you don’t either.

NO!! And…YES!! Hook is a place to be free and have fun. But give us a bit of a hand on the old Health and Safety front please – your children are your responsibility. We’ve done everything we can to make Hook fun and safe but young children must be supervised near the water and when fishing. For those particularly adventurous little darlings we can even lend you a lifejacket which has a leash attached to the back so that you can fully relax knowing they’re not going to take themselves off for an impromptu swim.

Luckily you don’t have to fish to enjoy Hook. We have a licenced eatery, large open spaces for the kids to explore and a growing collection of outdoor games. We’re close to some of the best walking and biking tracks in the area so you can stop in for a coffee as you explore Wanaka by foot or bike.

We also have an epic sandpit and Mini Putt Putt!  

Yes – we have disabled parking, toilets and the grounds and lakes provide plenty of room to move around.

Dogs are more than welcome! You must be responsible of them and ensure that you have a lead on hand. 

We have free WiFi for all our visitors. Ask the team for details.