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Ohau is Closed for Season

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Lake Ohau Lodge Employment

Lake Ohau Lodge is an iconic 72 room NZ high country lodge on the shores of Lake Ohau 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 Ohau 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. 

SUMMER 2021 

RECEPTIONIST - We are seeking a friendly and competent person with hotel reservations experience to fill a permanent receptionist position.  The position is to start late January/early February.  We are looking for someone with excellent computer skills and experience in hotel systems with booking, invoicing and POS systems.  Microsoft Office especially word processing, spreadsheet and outlook.  You are required to manage the booking system, answer phones, reply to emails, take bookings, prepare bills and reconcile takings.  You are the "face of Ohau" so someone welcoming, polite, happy and efficient is important.

SOUS CHEF - At Ohau we have a reputation for serving food way beyond expectations. We are looking for a creative, experienced Sous Chef to work alongside our Head Chef Tina and be the Chef in charge on her days off.  The position is to start after Christmas.

BARISTA/WAITRESS - We are picky about our coffee and if you can make a "bangin'" espresso we would love for you to be part of our team this summer.  In the mornings you would be a dedicated barista and in the evenings you would wait tables in the restaurant although you could be rostered on to do a lunch shift instead.

HOUSEKEEPER - Do you take pride in your work and have a high standard of cleaning?  We are looking for a Housekeeper for the summer season and if you wanted to stay on for the winter season we would be open to this too.

GENERAL HAND - The position requires a hard worker with a sensible attitude who enjoys the outdoors and who will assist our Caretaker in day to day duties.  Dealing with recycling rubbish, feeding pigs, sweeping & tidying, assisting housekeeping team, wood chopping.

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.  

Ohau Snow Fields Employment

Ohau Snow Fields is the original NZ high country boutique snow and ski field situated in the Southern Alps south of Mt Cook. Ohau has a double chair lift, a platter and a snow mat.

WINTER 2020:
All positions have been filled for this season. Please accept my apologies if I don't always reply as I will only follow up with applicants who I feel are suitable applicants.


Thank you for your interest, Mike Neilson, General Manager, please apply by emailing me at Please include an introduction, CV and photo.