DISCOVER Lake Ohau Village

Nestled into the feet of the majestic Southern Alps, Lake Oahu is a feed from the crystal-clear waters of the Hopkins and Dobson River’s. Lake Oahu 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.  

 

HIGHLIGHTS

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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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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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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