Lake Ohau Lodge

Backpacker Hostel

4.3 from 3 users.


Lake Ohau Road, Waitaki District, South Island.


This small family run business incorporating both the Lake hau Lodge and hau Snow Fields has been operated by us, Mike and Louise Neilson since the mid 1980's. We have a passion for this outstandingly beautiful, yet stark landscape and a strong desire to see it's special environment preserved. Also available, a cafe, petrol, camping, disc golf, and restaurant.

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Lat: -44.228496 Lng: 169.81432

User Reviews



Don't be put off by the 'lodge' name. This is a down to earth, very unpretentious family business, where popping in for a coffee in your camping or cycling gear from the DOC campground up the road is perfectly acceptable. Awesome coffee and toasties too.



Really nice hotel/motel but feels like camping is more of a side business. No kitchen but free nice showers and an amazing lounge with exceptional views on the mountains. Free tea/coffee from the breakfast buffet but feels a bit weird going in between hotel guests. Nonetheless 5/7 would camp again. ;-)



amazing place, when you camp there for just 16$ you also have access to the hot pool and free tea and coffee. hot shower included.


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