Otago region

Michael Peak, Oteake Conservation Park. Photo: G van Reenen.

Oteake Conservation Park

Map of New Zealand highlighting the Otago region.

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).

Alert/Important notice

 4WD track and hut closures

Updated 19 March 2014:

Oteake Conservation Park 4WD tracks: Mt Buster Track, Johnstones Creek Track, and East Manuherikia Track are currently open until 30 April.

Hut closures: The Ida Railway, Tailings and Inders Castles Huts are closed from 8 to 13 April inclusive while used for mustering.

Location

Oteake Conservation Park straddles the ranges dividing Otago and Canterbury, and is accessible from the Maniototo or the Waitaki Valley. The closest townships are Naseby, St Bathans and Omarama.
 
 

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1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
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5. Take sufficient supplies

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Contacts

Kā Moana Haehae / Alexandra Office
Phone:      +64 3 440 2040
Email:   alexandra@doc.govt.nz
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