Lake Ohau


  • Lake
  • Picnic
  • Roadside pit stop

Lake Ohau is a glacial lake in the Mackenzie Basin. It is fed by the Hopkins and Dobson rivers, which have their headwaters in the Southern Alps, and has its outflow in the Ohau River, which itself feeds into the Waitaki River hydroelectric project. There are plenty of tracks around Lake Ohau for walking and mountain biking. This is a stunning location in both summer and winter.

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