Nestled at the heart of the Mackenzie Country, you’ll know you’ve arrived at Omarama when you see the large Merino Sheep Statue and a sign leading you to the Omarama Hot Tubs!

Known as the Gliding Capital of the World, Omarama’s clear skies and impressive surroundings attract visitors to the small mountain community year round and is a great place to stop on your Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail.

Louise’s Pick


You can’t go past a soak in the Omarama Hot Tubs after a long day of riding.

Photo: Omarama Hot Tubs
29 Omarama Ave, Main Omarama Twizel Highway, Omarama 9448
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03-438 9703



Weather you are a novice, training or a visiting pilot, gliding is by far the best way to view the surrounding Mountains and Lakes of Omarama.

Clay Cliffs

Visit the Clay Cliffs of Omarama on your Alps 2 Ocean Cycle trip. These remarkable pinnacle shaped rock formations are located 10km from the township of Omarama.

Quailburn Historic area

If you are after some true Kiwi farming history then the Quailburn historic site should definitely be on your list of things to do. Once part of the Benmore run, the Quailburn site is now open to the public for viewing thanks to the Ahuriri Conservation Park and DOC

Food & Drink

Lakes Coffee

Quailburn Road, Omarama

Wrinkley Rams

24-30 Twizel-Omarama Road

Merino Country Cafe and Gifts

7 Chain Hills Highway, Omarama