To get to Lake Ohau we headed south of Twizel and traveled along the Twizel-Omamara Road. There's a large sign indicating a right turn onto 'Lake Ohau Road' and this took us to the lake.
From the turn off it's 17 kms along a sealed road. The landscape was bare, spacious and burnt golden.
It didn't take long for the lake to appear - its bright turquoise colour a beautiful contrast to the dry hills.
The hill 'Ben Ohau' sits to the east of the lake. When there's no wind the reflections are amazing. Unfortunately we visited on a breezy day but the scenery was still special.
Lake Middleton is a tiny lake that sits to the west of Lake Ohau. It has a campground and is situated just before Lake Ohau Alpine Village.
It's a nice area to camp but for bigger campers the low branches near the entrance could cause problems. We drove around and decided we wouldn't be able to get the rig in without scratching the solar panels.
Lake Ohau Alpine Village is on the south/west side of the lake. It's a delightful village with a mixture of modern houses and log cabins.
Back home, we had another camper van pull up as the sun began setting.
Later that evening we were teated to another spectacular sunset over Lake Pukaki.