High Country Salmon
Floating on the glacial waters of Wairepo Arm, High Country Salmon is ideally situated on State Highway 8 just south of the town of Twizel.
Visit the café for a mouthwatering selection of ready-to-eat foods including sashimi and sushi, or order off their breakfast or all-day menus. Don’t forget to feed the salmon – fun for the whole family! Call into the salmon shop on your way out to select from the wonderful range of whole fish, fillets, steaks, portions and smoked salmon. All purchases have complimentary packaging with ice.
If you don’t have enough room in your luggage High Country Salmon can also deliver nationwide! Open daily from 8am. Closing hours vary throughout the year, please visit their website for more info.
Ohau is a remote holiday hideaway, gateway to Lake Ohau, numerous walking tracks, the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail and the Ohau Snow Fields. Turn onto Lake Ohau Road which is about half-way between Twizel and Omarama on State Highway 85.
The journey into Ohau is stunning itself. The mountains, hills and surrounds are a canvas of warm hues synonymous with the high-country of the South Island. The prominent hill standing watch over the other side of Lake Ohau, identifiable by its scree scars, is Ben Ohau. Visitors can walking up Ben Ohau, around the lakeshore or tackle more challenging hikes into the hills.
For the snow bunnies, the ski field not only offers stunning mountain and lake vistas but being a smaller ski field, provides a wonderful community atmosphere up the hill with all necessary services and provisions.
At the foot of the hills, Lake Ohau Lodge has spectacular views of the lake and mountains and is a great place to stay and socialise. Alternatively, there are a number of campgrounds around Lake Ohau or the cosy, modern lodge-style option at Lake Ohau Quarters which is also the gateway to the Hopkins Valley.