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. 

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.  



Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

New Zealand’s longest and most spectacular cycle trail – this is a trail not to be missed. The name says it all; start at Aoraki Mt Cook in the heart of the stunning Southern Alps or the equally beautiful Lake Tekapo Village and wind your way round mountains, deep-blue lakes and canals, then rolling farmland before meeting the Pacific Ocean on the edge of Oamaru Harbour.

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Clay Cliffs

Explore these staggering natural land forms. The Clay Cliffs are a geological wonder; ‘bad land’ sharp pinnacles and ridges separated by steep and narrow ravines.

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Greta Track

Time : 6-7hDistance : 16km loopDog access: Dogs on a lead are allowed There is an entry point to this track on both sides of Greta’s Stream. If you start from the southern car park you will pass an old derelict musterer’s hut from the 1890s called Back Hut. It is

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Lake Ohau

A gorgeous lake great for a number of recreational activities. Enjoy stunning views of the Southern Alps and Waitaki high country.

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Lake Ohau Lodge

Lake Ohau Lodge was established in 1951 and is a family run business and a personal place – our aim is to treat every guest as if they were a guest in our own home. Lake Ohau is off the beaten track and that is how we like it. It’s

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Lake Ohau Track

Walking Track Time : 3hDistance : 8kmDogs on a lead are allowed on this track This is a magnificent walk around the shores of Lake Ohau with breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains. This track is part of Te Araroa. Start at either Glen Lyon Road or Lake Ohau Road.

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Ohau Snow Fields

Welcome to Kiwi skiing and boarding, this family owned and run snow field provides sunshine and uncrowded slopes for beginners to those who can’t think of anything better than a run down a black diamond trail.

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