From Twizel, you follow Mackenzie Drive, then Nuns Veil Road which takes you to Glen Lyon Road. Follow this until it crosses the canal bridge just past Loch Cameron [6km]. After crossing the bridge, stay on the two lane northern side of the canal road until reaching the edge of Lake Ohau [18km]. From there an off-road trail descends down to the lake foreshore, taking you to the Ohau Weir [20km].
PLEASE NOTE: If the water level of Lake Ohau is above 520.4m, this will result in water discharging over the outlet weir and into the Upper Ohau River, making the weir unsafe to cross. Check the current lake level here before you ride.
After the weir the trail skirts around the lake foreshore where it eventually meets up with the sealed Lake Ohau Road [29km]. Follow the road for the final 10km to Lake Ohau Lodge (you go past Lake Ohau Village).
- Canal Fishing
- Kaki/Black Stilt Visitor Hide
- Loch Cameron (swimming spot)
- Pukaki & Ohau Canals
- Lake Ohau Foreshore
- Ohau Weir
- Maori Swamp