18/01/2016 - Touched down in Omarama, scene of our new hotel housekeeping/restaurant working jobs and this is on our doorstep! Lake Ohau is another unbelievably blue lake, though not the bluest!
Relatively sleepy with a population of 230 people, you will not find Omarama in the guide books but apparently it is a major player in gliding circles. This year it will provide the perfect base for exploring the many surrounding lakes and mountains.
On our first day off, we packed up the campervan and set out just 20 minutes down the road to the idyllic Lake Ohau where we barely saw a soul. In the winter months, there is a small ski field in Ohau as well as in a few other places within the hour.