Waitaki Valley


Omarama – the place of light – is a great place to visit and stay if you're coming from Christchurch, Queenstown or from Ohau via the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. Have a relaxing soak in the Omarama Hot Tubs or watch a live sheep shearing show at Wrinkly Rams. Omarama has a stellar reputation for world-class gliding; here you can soar over the beautiful Waitaki Valley and McKenzie basin. The Ahuriri river and Waitaki lakes offer excellent fishing, boating, picnicking and other recreational opportunities.

Don't miss the interesting geology of the Clay Cliffs, just north of Omarama.