Lake Ohau is a popular yet peaceful (in comparison to its bigger relatives Tekapo and Pukaki) lake in the Mackenzie Basin of New Zealand's South Island. The Hopkins and Dobson rivers provide the source of this stunning lake, which is a must visit location on any day of the year.
Offering tranquil hiking opportunities, water sports, mountain biking and skiing in the winter this is a great destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of day to day life and really connect with the outdoors and soak up the scenery New Zealand is famous for.
Nestled among the glorious Southern Alps, it is a short drive to most major attractions such as Aoraki Mount Cook, Tekapo Springs, Lake Pukaki and Omarama. The closest town is the largest in the Mackenzie District, Twizel. With plenty of shops and great places to eat out in the evenings.