Omarama means ‘place of light’ in Maori. It gained the name because of its clear skies, both during the day and night. Today the skies are a major attraction to a stay in our Omarama accommodation. By day the sky is a haven for gliders, with spectacular scenery and strong mountain winds, pilots are able to soar for hundreds of kilometres along the Southern Alps.
Down on the ground some of Omarama’s main features are its waterways. The rivers and lakes attract anglers of all creeds, and if fly fishing is your calling Lake Benmore and Lake Ohau are the answers. Try your luck while you stay in one of our Omarama hotels.
When night falls on your Omarama hotel turn your eyes upward. Omarama’s skies are perfect for stargazing! Whether you are an astronomy buff or not the view of the clear cosmos from Omarama will not disappoint.