Oteake Conservation Park
Traverse the tops of mountains. Oteake Conservation Park covers over 64,000 hectares of the St Bathans, Ewe, Hawkdun, Ida and St Marys ranges, as well as parts of the upper Manuherikia Basin. It protects many outstanding landscapes including mountainous high country, tussock plateaux, scree, wetlands and indigenous shrubland.
View the Oteake Conservation Park brochure (PDF, 2,631K).
1 May 2013: Most Oteake Conservation Park 4WD tracks are now closed to vehicles.
Oteake Conservation Park 4WD tracks: Mt Buster Track, Johnstones Creek Track, and East Manuherikia Track are now closed to vehicles. The West Manuherikia Track remains open from Hawkdun Run Road, near St Bathans. Both the East and West Manuherikia Tracks are closed from Broken Hut Road, near Omarama.
The tracks will re-open to vehicles from Labour Weekend until 30 April.
Learn about the history of the area and the plants and animals you might come across in Oteake Conservation Park.
Outdoor pursuits in the park include walking/tramping, mountain biking, four wheel driving, angling, backcountry skiing, horse riding and hunting.
Find out about DOC huts and campsites in Oteake Conservation Park.
Information about how to get to Oteake Conservation Park and how to ensure your safety during your visit.
View a taster of the Oteake Conservation Park featuring Gilbert van Reenan's photos. Oteake is an adventure. The park has numerous 4WD tracks through vast tussock country and significant gold mining sites to explore.
Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in Oteake Conservation Park.
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
Alerts for Otago places