Lindis Pass

How to get to Ohau House - Lake Ohau

Lake Ohau By Plane

Major airports

Christchurch International Airport

The gateway to the South Island for most international travellers is Christchurch International Airport.

From Australia, Air New Zealand, Virgin, and Jetstar provide regular direct international flights to Christchurch.

Dunedin International Airport

Air NZ and Virgin Australia provide direct international flights from Brisbane to Dunedin and Air NZ and Jetstar provide domestic flights to Dunedin.

Queenstown International Airport

Air NZ and Virgin Australia provide flights from Australia to Queenstown.


There are airfields at Mt Cook, Twizel, Pukaki, Tekapo, and Omarama for chartered flights to major airports and for scenic flights.

Lindis Pass By Car

Ohau House is approximately 38 km from both Omarama and Twizel and 5km from Ohau skifield.

Distances to Ohau House:

Christchurch - 315 km

Dunedin - 270 km

Queenstown - 215 km

Wanaka - 150 km

Ohau House is 315 kms south of Christchurch and 270 kms north of Dunedin. Turn off State Highway 8 between Twizel and Omarama. After about 18 km and after passing Lake Middleton and Lake Middleton Camping Reserve on your left, turn left following the sign for Lake Ohau Alpine Village. Drive into the village and through the roundabouts until you reach the top of the village. Turn right into Huxley Tce and Ohau House is the unpainted silver zincalume house directly opposite Ben Ohau.

Lindis Pass Car Rentals

Christchurch and Queenstown

Renny's Car Hire
34B Sheffield Crescent, Burnside, Christchurch, NZ. Ph +64 3 358 5890




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By Bus

No public services link Ohau House with the two closest towns, Omarama and Twizel.

Newmans Coach Lines link major cities with Omarama and Twizel.

The Cook Connection links Timaru and Oamaru with Twizel.

Intercity Coachlines

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