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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 

RECEPTIONIST - You are the face of Ōhau.  As such we expect you to make all our guests feel welcome from the first email communication, to when they check in and then when they depart.  The position requires you to attend reception, meeting guests, answering phones and emails, checking in and checking out guests, weekly reconciliations, liaising between kitchen, restaurant, bar and housekeeping and at times you can be asked to assist in these departments.

MAITRE D' - We are looking for a hospitality professional.  It is your responsibility to manage the smooth operation of the restaurant, liaising with reception, bar and the kitchen while working alongside the team.  It is up to you to see that our guest's experience is all that we promise and aspire to.

BARTENDER - Experienced bartender, preferably with Managers Certificate required to start June.

BARISTAS/WAIT STAFF - Looking for experienced people who know how to work hard and have fun at the same time!

HOUSEKEEPERS - We are looking for additional staff for the winter season and beyond.  Experience is preferred.

KITCHEN HAND - Experience preferred please

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.