5 Clay Cliffs Lane, Omarama, New Zealand
+64 3 438 9451 or 0800 438 945

Omarama is a small township at the junction of State Highways 8 and 83, near the southern end of the Mackenzie Basin, in the South Island of New Zealand. Omarama is part of the Waitaki District, and at the northern edge of the Otago Province. In Maori, Omarama means 'Place of Light', a reference to its extraordinarily pure and clear sky, which make for fantastic star gazing.


The Ahuriri Motels is the following distance by road from these locations:

  • Christchurch Airport: 310km – 4 hours travelling time
  • Lake Tekapo: 88km – 1 hour travelling time
  • Aoraki Mt Cook: 96km – 1 hour travelling time
  • Wanaka: 112km – 70 minutes travelling time
  • Queenstown: 169km – 2 hours travelling time
  • Oamaru: 119km – 70 minutes travelling time
  • Dunedin: 228km – 3 hours travelling time