Trampers at Oteake Conservation Park
Image: Jack Mace | ©

Introduction

Traverse the tops of mountains Oteake Conservation Park covers large tracts of the St Bathans, Ewe, Hawkdun, Ida and St Marys ranges, and parts of the upper Manuherikia Basin.

Highlights

It protects outstanding landscapes including mountainous high country, tussock plateaux, scree, wetlands and indigenous shrubland.

You can visit the historic Buster Diggings, and explore spectacular sculptures created by gold mining and stay overnight in Ida Railway Hut, a former high country mustering hut.

Find things to do and places to stay Oteake Conservation Park

Oteake Conservation Park 4WD access: East Manuherikia Road is open from Labour weekend until 30 April annually.

The West Mauherikia Road is not a through road from 1 April to Labour Weekend, vehicles can drive from Boundary Creek Hut to Top Hut but not beyond during this period.

Oteake is a fantastic for a multiday horse trek through vast scenic high country tussocklands. The huts have holding paddocks (corals) for horses. Either saddle pack or get a support 4WD vehicle to bring in food and overnight supplies.

Contacts

Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   0272696871
Fax:   03 4437660
Email:   wanakavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1 Ballantyne Road
Wanaka 9305
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343
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