Our little spot on the northern point of Lake Ohau quickly became one of our favourite locations. Our initial thoughts were to stay for up to a week, depending on the resident sandfly population, but the location is so magical we stayed for three weeks.
Sandflies were certainly a challenge, however, plenty of decent insect repellant and learning to do jobs around the van at night when they are not out made life a lot easier! We parked up around 20 meters from the shoreline looking south and only a few nights in realised we could see aurora activity with the naked eye. Put the camera to work and got some beautiful imagery reflected in the lake surface.
Stunning scenery to go walking in and we certainly did plenty with a few stops becoming our regular excursions. The amazing thing about the area was that even though we repeated a number of our walking routes through the three weeks the weather was so changeable that it would change the atmosphere of each visit....simply magical location.