The Lake Ohau area is fantastic for children, with plenty of wide, open spaces and opportunities to get in touch with nature. Let their imaginations run riot and show them childhood the way it’s supposed to be.
The area is one big adventure playground, with the occasional orphaned lamb or calf to be fed in spring. There are trees to climb and sticks for building bivouacs. Bring your bikes so you can ride along our quiet country roads or take a wee spin out on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail.
Down at the lake, play with pebbles and sand, skim stones across the water, or wander along the shore to see what weird and wonderful things you can find. The bay at the top of the lake has a beach with extensive shallows, making it very safe for little ones. Cute little fish can be seen (and even caught) in the small creek, or boat out into the depths for some grown-up fishing.
There are also plenty of walks near by, particularly within Ruataniwha Conservation Park and Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.