Alps 2 Ocean – Twizel to Ohau

Alps 2 Ocean – Twizel to Ohau

This section of the A2O cycle trail is mostly easy and flat, following back roads and canals until you reach the trail around the southern end of Lake Ohau.

From Twizel, head towards Glen Lyon Road. Follow this until it crosses the canal bridge just past Loch Cameron. This lake is a very scenic spot, so take the time to hike up the hill above the lake if you have it.

After crossing the bridge, stay on the two-lane northern side of the canal road until the edge of Lake Ohau. From there, an off-road trail descends down to the lake foreshore before eventually connecting to the sealed Lake Ohau Road. Follow the road for the final 10km to Lake Ohau Lodge. You can arrange to stay in the lodge or in one of the other accommodations in nearby Lake Ohau Village.

The next day, the track links Ohau to Omarama on State Highway 8.

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