The Ewe Range Track provides walking access to the northern end of Oteake Conservation Park.

Track overview

6 km

Walking and tramping

3 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Mountain biking

Intermediate: Grade 3

Other activities

  • Horse riding

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


From Broken Hut Road carpark a well formed track climbs steadily, and features stunning rocky outcrops. From the saddle this track provides access for experienced trampers and backcountry skiers (in winter) to explore the Hawkdun Range.

Follow the DOC markers at the start to reach a well formed track. It is a steep climb up this track to reach the top of the Ewe Range where there are striking views towards Lake Ohau and the Ahuriri valley. The majority of the track is a public access easement through private farmland.

Views towards Diadem and Ohau Ranges from Ewe Range Track
Views towards Diadem and Ohau Ranges from Ewe Range Track

Getting there

Turn down Broken Hut Road, 1 km south of Omarama. This road turns into a gravel surface so drive carefully. At the road end there is a formed car park and interpretation panel. Walk from the car park back out to Broken Hut Road to the DOC sign for Ewe Range Track.

Know before you go

Map: NZTopo50 CA15 Omarama

Private property: This track crosses private land. Respect the landowner's livestock and property: stay on the marked track until you reach the conservation land, leave gates as you find them and use stiles where provided. Livestock can be unpredictable – keep your distance at all times/go around if necessary. 

No camping until the conservation area boundary.


Kā Moana Haehae / Alexandra Office
Phone:   +64 3 440 2040
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   43 Dunstan Road
Alexandra 9320
Postal Address:   PO Box 176
Alexandra 9340
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