Omarama is the intersection between Queenstown and Wanaka to the South, Twizel and Aoraki Mt Cook to the North and the Waitaki to the East, Omarama is a perfect base for exploring the area.


Known as the place of light, Omarama sits of the edge of the International Dark Sky reserve, where the Milky Way seems to be in high definition when the sun goes down. Rest and rejuvenate by soaking in the fresh mountain-water filled Hot Tubs and you must take a glider flight which will have you quietly soaring above the surrounding mountains and lakes.


A prominent Geo-Site the Clay Cliffs are a 15-minute drive north of Omarama. The Clay Cliffs are made up of eroded ‘badland’ clay and gravel outcrops that you can wander between. This geo-site was formed as the land uplifted then eroded, leaving the towering pinnacles exposed.



Glide Omarama

Come experience some of the world’s best wave flying as well as astonishing ridge, thermal and convergence soaring amidst the spectacular and dramatic mountains of the Southern Alps.

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Hot Tubs Omarama

Imagine soaking outdoors in a beautiful wooden tub with 1600 litres of hot water. You can find Hot Tubs Omarama on the main highway between Christchurch and Queenstown.

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