Sailing, kayaking, and water sports - Lake Middleton
Rowing -Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel is an international rowing venue (Maadi Cup)
Wining, dining, cooking, shopping and services
Central Otago Vineyards via Lindis Pass.
High quality local produce (e.g., lamb, cervana venison, apples, apricots,
peaches, nectarines and freshwater crayfish from Central Otago, NZ
yams and kumara, strawberries from Waimate, NZ tamarillos, fresh salmon from Benmore, Mt
Cook Salmon Farm and High Country Salmon.
Shops for tourists at Mt Cook (Hermitage), Omarama
and Tarras stock NZ clothing (especially, merino and possum) and commercial
The Swordmaker of Ohau lives
in Lake Ohau Alpine Village. He totally handcrafts extremely fine swords
from recycled wood. The swords are authentic replicas of sword types
used in the medieval period. Each sword is unique, a one-off, finished
to the highest standard for display as a beautiful and decorative piece
of art. While you are staying at Ohau House, visit the swordmaker and
see his swords at 21 Ohau Drive.
Twizel and Omarama
are the closest towns for buying provisions. Both towns have supermarkets,
garages for petrol, cafes, restaurants, hotels and shops for tourists.
It is possible to purchase local wine and also dine at Clay
Cliffs Estate in Omarama. On State Highway 8 between Twizel and Ohau
House, fresh salmon can be purchased at Benmore Salmon Farm. At Lake
Ohau Lodge (5 km from Ohau House), it is possible to dine with house
Medical and Pharmacy Services are available at Twizel