Lake Ohau Terminal Moraine Reserve...

Lake Ohau Terminal Moraine Reserve walk

Mackenzie Basin


Time: 45 min loop / Distance: 3 km

The moraine reserve walk comes into its own in autumn and winter when the dominant westerly winds abate. The Lake Ohau Terminal Moraine Reserve is reached off the southern side of Ohau Canal Road. From Glen Lyon Road,cross the Lake Ohau canal and drive up the hill to the sign-posted car park. The track can be walked in either direction and follows a gravel road along the top of the moraine reserve and then descends to a 4WD track back along the edge of Lake Ohau.

The Mackenzie Basin is situated in the centre of New Zealand's South Island. It features mountains, lakes, rivers, beech forest remnants and rolling tussock country.

Some of these walks include easements through private farmland. Please respect the landowners’ rights by keeping to the marked easements. These are well-signposted and marked by orange poles. Please ensure all public access gates for walkers are closed behind you.


Feature Value Info


South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieTwizel


  • Walking
  • Free


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