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BigSky Motels offers air-conditioned accommodations in Omarama. The accommodations features ski storage space, as well as a tennis court and a terrace. Very clean and comfortable with all modern features. Total ceiling to floor re-model. Great lighting, large bathroom. Large enough room. Even has real wine glasses. Nothing cheesy about this place.
Quail Rest is located on Totara Peak Station which is a working High Country Station located on the shores of Lake Benmore 22kms from Twizel township. Free WiFi and private parking is included. Beautiful warm cottage, with views over the lake to Aoraki. Very comfortable beds with quality bedding and furnishings. Great place to view the stars. Welcoming hosts - Thanks Sonja and Jim for our enjoyable stay. Will recommend to friends and family.
Located in Otematata in the Canterbury region, Totara Peak Chalet Relax and Unwind in Otematata has a patio and mountain views. This bed and breakfast features a garden and free private parking. Very welcoming very relaxing , lovely garden and great view.
I was very appreciative of every facility and kindness that was offered to me when I stayed so close to Omarana. There was delicious food to buy and shops to explore with high class wool and possum clothing available for purchase. The dry climate helped my arthritis and gliding is a special activity to experience in this area as the thermals are extraordinary. Art is available to buy also.
We were there for a "stopover" on our way to Queenstown. We booked and enjoyed a 1.5hour soak in the local hot tub. We had dinner at the local pub which was friendly and the food was great and reasonably priced.
A really good base for exploring up to Mt Cook, or heading up to Lake Pukaki or Tekapo for the day with a picnic lunch or being prepared to go walking/tramping. You can also travel East down to the hydro Lakes, Benmore, Aviemore and further on. It could be used as a base for skiing at Ohau in the winter or at Tekapo/ skiing/ hot pools and so on. You could go and watch the gliders and or get some instruction in hang gliding, parapenting and so on.
The hot tubs are A MUST!. Most shop personal are very friendly. My only advice would be plan your meals well (or bring something to cook yourself with you) as not much open at night, and the man we spoke to about getting a meal at the pub was pretty rude.
Omarama is at a junction of major highways. From here you can travel to a lot of the mid South Island. There is plenty of good accomdation in the town and lots of places for refreshments. Clean toilets for public use and lots of activities available within a short distance. There are excellent roads in the town and surrounds
Omarama is a great place to stay, but make sure you have plenty of fuel onboard as the cost is prohibitive. We saw several people stopped on the side of the road filling up from 20 Litre cans that they had taken from home. Fuel that was $2 in Christchurch is $2.50 in Omarama.
Nice motel friendly staff close to town walking
Friendly staff, clean room, modern facility .