Lake Ohau Fire

With the on-going challenges that New Zealand has faced this year, the Lake Ohau community have been hit with a devastating blow. Three weeks ago their lives were completely turned upside down and our hearts go out to all those who have been impacted by the fire. Lake Ohau has a special place in all our hearts at Cycle Journeys, with it’s tight-knit community and spectacular views – a true gem of Mackenzie Country.

Cycle Journeys will strive to do everything we can to help rejuvenate Lake Ohau Village, and in doing so we will be working alongside Ohau Conservation Trust. The trust works together with the community and Department of Conservation, to promote awareness and protect the unique habitats and biodiversity of the Lake Ohau region. Our team will be participating in a planting day in the new year to help restore the surrounding flora and fauna.

This map shows the vast scale of the Lake Ohau fires and where it crossed the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail.

If you would like to donate to raise funds for replanting, please donate to the Ohau Conservation Trust.

Bank details: 06-0966-0125223-00

Lake Ohau Fires

Image Credit: Charlie O’Mannin/Stuff

Lake Ohau Fire

Image Credit: Tess Brunton/RNZ

Lake Ohau Fire

Image Credit: Omarama Gazette