Nestled into the feet of the majestic Southern Alps, Lake Ohau is a feed from the crystal-clear waters of the Hopkins and Dobson River’s. Lake Ohau Village is serene set against the snow-capped mountains and deep-blue lake and is popular with locals and visitors during the summer for water sport and camping and in winter for skiing and snowboarding at Ohau Snow Fields. Lake Ohau is located an easy hour and a quarter’s drive
from Aoraki Mt Cook.
Ohau is a remote holiday hideaway with numerous walking tracks, the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail and the Ohau Snow Fields. Turn onto Lake Ohau Road which is about half-way between Twizel and Omarama on State Highway 85.
Lake Ohau Lodge has spectacular views of the lake and mountains and is a great place to stay and socialise. Alternatively, there are a number of campgrounds around Lake Ohau or the cosy, modern lodge-style option at Lake Ohau Quarters which is also the gateway to the Hopkins Valley.
Lake Ohau Lodge is also the end of the stunning section 3 of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail and the beginning of section 4 to Omarama.