"LAKE OHAU" Lake Ohau by pepples46

Lake Ohau Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 35 photos

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sometimes, when I drive around this area, for no reason at all, tears come to my eyes

Lake Ohau formes the Boundry between Canterbury and Otago. in summer, the place is humming from people of both areas and they go on very well. Rugby season is over, no worries!
in Mythology, the Waitaki River = 'waters of tears' was formed by two brothers as they mourned their sister, who had been drowend at the river mouth.
she had been turned into a rock and the two brothers.... became the Hills near Lake Ohau...look at the intro pic, the two hills right in front of Ben Ohau at the mouth of the Waitaki River

Lake Ohau and the Mountain is called Ben Ohau

Pros and Cons
  • Cons:the winter chills
  • In a nutshell:it is a beautiful place
  • Intro Updated May 8, 2004
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  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2006 at 2:51 PM

    What a beauiful scenery with a lot of space! I have to get there someday :-)

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2006 at 1:39 AM

    Ahh, I cannot get enough of lupines - and here they are even yellow :-)))

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2006 at 10:41 PM

    Power to the KAKI!

  • nipper1's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2005 at 12:01 AM

    amazing place, stunning pics

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2004 at 10:54 AM

    What fantastic looking scenery Waltraud! I've simply got to get myself to NZ somehow - this is too good to miss! Beaut page!

  • Kate-Me's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2004 at 2:22 AM

    Looks like a very beautiful place...great pics....but I think I love Lake Matheson just a little bit more... thanks for the info on endangered birds, etc on your link.

  • Goner's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2004 at 9:38 PM

    A stunning area, great pics Wal.

  • dvideira's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2004 at 11:09 PM

    Your pics are always great but WOW.... what is this place?? I'm in speechless admiration here.... Tears are almost required in a place like that. Lucky you....

  • truus_s's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2004 at 2:09 PM

    The Intro photo!!Not normal......ZO MOOI!!Thanks..

  • Dodo22's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2004 at 8:33 PM

    Awesome photos of Ohau - you are lucky living near such a wonderful place.

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