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Popular amenities for Omarama vacation rentals

Stay near Omarama's top sights

Hot Tubs Omarama19 locals recommend
The Wrinkly Rams14 locals recommend
Clay Cliff17 locals recommend
Boots and Jandals5 locals recommend
Oasis Bar & Cafe3 locals recommend
Four Square Omarama6 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Omarama

  • Total rentals

    20 properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $20 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    3.2K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    20 properties are a good fit for families

  • Wifi availability

    20 properties include access to wifi

  • Popular amenities

    Gym, BBQ grill, and Laptop-friendly workspace

Your guide to Omarama

All About Omarama

Set in the MacKenzie Basin on the South Island of New Zealand two hours northeast of Queenstown, Omarama is most famous for its sheep and wool. As you enter the small mountain town, you are greeted by the Merino Sheep statue. The town is surrounded by natural wonders, including the dramatic Omarama Clay Cliffs and the Ahuriri River, which flows north into Lake Benmore, one of the largest artificial lakes in New Zealand and a popular spot for boating, swimming, and fishing. Also popular is hiking the patchwork of rolling hills that stretch into the distance of this rural community. As you look to the sky, don’t be surprised if you see winged humans in flight — the region is known for its excellent hang-gliding conditions.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Omarama

As Omarama is in the southern hemisphere, the summer months are between January and March. This is the warmest time of the year and when most visitors come to the area. Summer is the most comfortable season for enjoying water sports, fishing in the nearby lakes, and hiking the local trails. The coldest time of the year is in the winter, from June to August, where temperatures drop and it’s possible to see snow. This is prime ski season in New Zealand, with ski resorts dotted in the mountain ranges throughout South Island. In the mid-winter, Omarama holds a stargazing party, making the most of the clear skies and low levels of light pollution.

Top things to do in Omarama

Omarama Clay Cliffs

Just six miles from the township, the Omarama Clay Cliffs are an extraordinary natural wonder. Created by glacial flows more than one million years ago and made from silt and gravel, these sandy-colored cliffs have pinnacles that rise to nearly 100 feet high with narrow ravines between them that you can walk through.

Ahuriri Valley Conservation Park

This 120,000-acres conservation park, about 20 minutes south of Omarama, is home to mountains, rivers, and forests. There are several trails for hiking and mountain biking, some of which pass through canyons and wetlands. At the Quailburne Bush and Historic Site inside the park, you’ll find a woolshed and concrete homestead dating back to the 1860s. The Ahuriri River Gorge is a great place to go kayaking or fishing for brown and rainbow trout.


A 186-mile cycling trail starts at Aoraki Mountain, passing through Omarama on its way to Oamaru where it meets the ocean. Travel north on the trail to the turquoise waters of Lake Pukaki or to admire the view of the Mackenzie Basin from the trail’s highest point. Alternatively, head south from Omarama and wind through the Waitaki Valley, where you’ll pass by lakes, rivers, and vineyards. Once you finish the ride in Oamaru, you’ll be rewarded with a charming town full of Victorian architecture, art galleries, and the little blue penguins that wander the beach.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there family-friendly house rentals in Omarama?

    Omarama has more than 10 family-friendly house rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do house rentals in Omarama have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with wifi in Omarama. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Omarama have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with a bbq area in Omarama. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Omarama have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with air conditioning in Omarama. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Omarama?

    Experience the best of Omarama with our house rentals, starting at about $50 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Omarama?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with wifi, over 10 homes with a bbq area, over 10 homes with air conditioning, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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