Omarama

Omarama is a small township near the southern end of the Mackenzie Basin, in the South Island of New Zealand.

Omarama has clear, empty skies that glider pilots adore. World and national gliding records are regularly broken there. Visitors even have the chance to fly with experienced local pilots above Omarama and experience a thrill like nothing else.

The ground also has some great attractions for visitors including the Clay Cliffs, Lake Ohau Forest, the large merino sheep statue, Benmore Power Station and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. There is also an abundance of activities such as golf, horse riding and fly fishing.

Omarama History

A maximum of 500 Maori were living in Canterbury when European settlement began in the 1840s.

Main Towns in the Christchurch-Canterbury Region

Other Towns in the Christchurch-Canterbury Region


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