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Lake Ohau Lodge

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+64 3 438 9885| [email protected]| Lake Ohau, North Otago, New Zealand, 9412

Lake Ohau Lodge is ideally placed between two of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail’s scenic highlights - the shores of Lake Ohau, and Lake Ohau Lodge to Quailburn. It is the perfect spot for a lunch stop or overnight stay.

Established in 1951, the Lodge is uniquely Kiwi in style with a special reputation for high country hospitality and contemporary high country food.

The 72 room lodge with restaurant, bar, spa pools and tennis court has beautiful views from the rooms overlooking the lake up to Aoraki Mt Cook.

Lake Ohau Lodge offers four standards of accommodation ranging from quad share bunk style to luxury double rooms with beautiful views from your balcony, all with en-suite bathrooms. The dinner, bed and breakfast rates range from $124 - $190 per person on a double/twin share basis. This includes a three course set menu evening meal, and full cooked breakfast including a continental buffet. Packed lunches are additional. Anyone with a dietary requirement is catered for individually. Bookings are essential for both accommodation and meals.

Accommodation from $125 - $255 per room on a double/twin share basis for guests who do not require both or any meals.

Call in for lunch and enjoy our legendary high country platter and espresso coffee. We take pride in sourcing local ingredients and making everything in house including smoking and curing our own meats, preparing our own chutney, and baking fresh bread daily. Also on offer for lunch are toasted sandwiches with salad, and soup with homemade bread. If you would like something sweet, then you can't go past our homemade cookies, slices, and cakes.

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Aoraki/Mt Cook to Braemar Road [33km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Moderate Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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Braemar Road to Twizel [41km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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Lake Tekapo to Twizel [54km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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Twizel to Lake Ohau Lodge [38km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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Lake Ohau Lodge to Omarama [44km]

Fitness: Intermediate Skill: Intermediate Traffic: Low Grade: 3
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Omarama to Otematata [35km]

Fitness: Intermediate Skill: Intermediate Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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Otematata to Kurow [44km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: High Grade: 2
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Kurow to Duntroon [27km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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Duntroon to Oamaru [54km]

Fitness: Intermediate Skill: Easy Traffic: Medium Grade: 3
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The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is a grade 2-3 (easy to intermediate) cycle trail. There are a variety of trail surfaces. Riders are advised to take certain essentials with them (e.g. first aid, repair kit, water, food). Parts of the trail pass through alpine environments, where conditions can change.

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Ride the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail YOUR way. If you're an advanced cyclist or a family who are looking for a family-friendly adventure, have a look here for some ideas on possible itineraries and things to see and do along the way...

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Cycling one of New Zealand's best cycle trails is both fun and easy to organise! You can plan your adventure down to the smallest detail, including your accommodation, cycle hire and luggage transport along the trail.

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Getting Here

Located in the South Island of New Zealand, halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown, is the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. It is recommended that you start your ride from Aoraki/Mt Cook - though there are numerous access points along the trail from which to start or end your ride.

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