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Lake Ōhau Lodge Employment

Lake Ōhau Lodge is an iconic 72 room NZ high country lodge on the shores of Lake Ōhau in the Southern Alps, the headwaters of the Waitaki Valley.  The Lodge is unique in its style and we pride ourselves on providing genuine and friendly Kiwi hospitality along with amazing food.  We live in an extraordinary natural landscape with a large lake, mountains, river valleys and walking trails on our back door step so if you love the outdoors, one of these positions could be for you. We are a medium to large family run business catering for tours and functions over summer and skiers and snowboarders over winter. We are the Ōhau family and we treat every guest as if they were a guest in our own home.  We choose positive and happy people who will work as a team and who will go that extra distance, offering that personal touch to make our guests feel welcome. 

We have accommodation on site and provide 3 meals a day for $200/week or there are some houses locally that can be rented and different arrangements entered in to. 

WINTER 2022 

WAITER/WAITRESS - A spot has become available for someone who loves working in hospitality and loves skiing/snowboarding or living in nature.

HOUSEKEEPERS Two positions to start early to mid August.  You would typically work 5 days/week and 7-8 hours per day.  Accommodation is provided at $130 per week in Twizel and this includes power & wood.  A van is provided for transport in and out each day.  Lunch is provided on the days that you work. 

SUMMER 2022-23 We will be looking for wait staff and housekeepers for the summer season.

If you are interested in applying for positions please send an email to Louise,  attaching your CV and a photo, introducing yourself.  Please clearly describe your skills and experience and why you would like to work at Ohau.  Accommodation and meals packages available.

Ōhau Snow Fields Employment

Ōhau Snow Fields is the original NZ high country boutique snow and ski field situated in the Southern Alps south of Mt Cook. Ōhau has a double chair lift, a platter and a snow mat.

WINTER 2022:

Applications for the following positions will be accepted from February 2022.Please note that the ski season is opening on the 2nd of July and preseason training will be starting the week beginning 27th of June.   Enquiries please email


SHUTTLE BUS DRIVER (Class 2 Licence and P endorsement)

Working on lifts, snowmaking system, groomers, graders, ski dos, other vehicles and all other equipment requiring maintenance and servicing.


This is an on call casual position to clear snow from access road as required by mother nature. Definitely experience required. Email Mike or call Craig on 027 4389 771. 



























































































































































































































































































































Thank you for your interest, Mike Neilson, General Manager, please apply by emailing me at Please include an introduction, CV and photo.