Omarama Travel Guide

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Omarama Things to Do

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    by BurgerQueen Written Mar 22, 2011

    We passed by Lake Waitaki on the road from Omarama to Oamaru, and we cannot help stopping because of the incredibly blue colour of its water! We took a rest on a pebble beach and enjoyed the fresh air. Wow!

    Lake Waitaki - Deep blue Pebble beach Meditation on Lake Waitaki
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    by BurgerQueen Updated Mar 22, 2011

    The Clay Cliffs or Paritea (Maori for white or light coloured cliff) are huge sharp pinnacles made up of clay and small rocks. While walking on these cliffs, we got the impression of being in a sand castle.
    Clay Cliffs are 10 km west of Omarama (the road is unsealed for 5 km). The cliffs are located in a private property, and we passed 2 gates (that we opened by hand paying attention not to make the rams running away!), paying 5NZ$ on the first gate (we put money in a metallic box!).
    This spot is not very touristic, we only met a young photographer while getting there, and it is not easy to reach, but it is absolutely worthy, we have never seen such a surreal landscape!

    The Clay Cliffs Clay Cliffs - A closer view Walking in a sand caslte! The road leading to the cliffs
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    • Hiking and Walking
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    by imstress Written Apr 21, 2006

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    Omarama is a small township with population of about 400 people.

    Take a walk around the town and you may find, supermarket, hotel, toilets, gas station, restaurants in the town centre.

    Wne Bar Restaurant 4 Squares Supermarket Caltex Petrol Station Omarama Hotel Public Toilet

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  • Ahuriri Motel Omarama

    State Highway 83, Omarama, Christchurch-Canterbury, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Heritage Gateway Hotel

    State Highway 8, North Otago, P.O. Box 20, Omarama, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Flag Hotel Heritage Gateway

    Clean and nice. Value for money. Great views. Ample packing space.

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  • Countrytime Hotel

    A nice hotel set in the valley at the foot of the mountains with beautiful views from the bedrooms. ...

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Omarama Restaurants

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    by BurgerQueen Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Nice home-made food, and possibility to eat on open-air tables on sunny (and not too hot!) days. The restaurant is very bright because of its big windows, and even if eating inside, you'll feel like in the open air.
    In the same building you will find a merino clothing shop which also organises sheep shows.

    The Wrinkly Rams, Omarama The Wrinkly Rams terrace Rams in the nearby countryside
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Omarama Off The Beaten Path

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    by kiwi Written Sep 25, 2002

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    In the MacKenzie Basin Hydro Canals (that feed the hydro-electric power stations) they run salmon farms. Ok it's not exactly sport, but you can catch yourself a fresh fish and eat it for dinner. Just some herbs and salt; wrap in tinfoil and poach in white wine. It's a subtle taste not to be missed.

    Salmon fresh to eat.
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    • Food and Dining

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Omarama Sports & Outdoors

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    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004

    Another "first" for me was the trampoline. That was much more fun than tennis, and even my parent had a go at that. Not bad for 70-year olds!

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    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004

    The hotel has tennis courts so we decide to have a game. I have never before in my life played tennis, so David has to teach me before we can even start. He is not too pleased when I beat him!

    Don't think I will take it up though!

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