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Big Sky Motels

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+64 3 438 9538| [email protected]| 52 Ahuriri Drive, Omarama 9412 New Zealand
Point of difference

Come and stay with us at Omarama’s newest motel units.
Our seven lavishly built units offer a range of accommodation options that include one bedroom apartments and studio rooms.
We are the only motels in Omarama with a Qualmark accreditation, which means “you can book with confidence and peace of mind that the experience you are choosing is one of the most trusted and sustainable experiences in New Zealand.” *
Our peaceful location is on the edge of the Omarama township, just a few minutes ride from the centre of town, but well away from the State Highway.
You’ll enjoy the high country scenery, literally over the back fence.

Directions from nearest town

Chain Hills Highway, Omarama's Main St. follow signs on Black Peak Road.

Our quality accommodation offers comfortable beds and flexible bedding configurations. All units include ensuite bathrooms with under floor heating and wet floor showers, as well as fully equipped kitchens including cook top, fridge and microwave ovens. The two apartments include a dishwasher, fridge/freezer and a pull out sofa bed in the living space. As you’d expect, you’ll find a selection of teas and coffees on hand, with fresh milk in the fridge. All units include dining table and chairs, as well as a leather couch to unwind into, and you don’t miss an episode of your favourite programme on our smart TV’s. USB charging points can be found by the bed and in the dining areas.

Free parking and free Wifi are both available on site.

We’ve tried to think of everything and have one studio is set out as an accessible studio which caters for people with disability needs with an optional adjoining studio for a caregiver. Alternatively you may chose this unit combination as parents, with you kids in the adjoining studio.

The BBQ and outdoor (alfresco) dining area is an enjoyable spot for some star gazing on clear evenings.

We like to look after our cycling clientele with a secure area and bicycle shed, complete with bike wash down space, e-bike charging and a repair station with basic tools & spare parts. The laundry and clothes lines are available to our residents in the afternoon once the motel’s duties are completed.

If the thought of relieving those aching muscles in the Omarama Hot Tubs sounds great, let us make it a reality for you. We’ll book a Hot Tub for you and your friends as part of your booking with us (the Hot Tubs can get very booked up) so advanced bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment. [T&Cs can be accessed on our website] Clients are encouraged to chat with us, as we have a wealth of local knowledge on where to go and what to see and do.

At the Big Sky Motels our mission is to offer you a quiet and relaxing ‘home away from home’ with some touches of luxury thrown in. Contact us with your enquiry or book directly via our website link above, and let us make your home away from home, happen for you…

Very Best Regards, Kay and Hank

(* ‘Why Qualmark?’

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Aoraki/Mt Cook to Braemar Road [35km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Moderate Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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Braemar Road to Twizel [40km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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Lake Tekapo to Twizel [55km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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Twizel to Lake Ohau Lodge [38km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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Lake Ohau Lodge to Omarama [43km]

Fitness: Intermediate Skill: Intermediate Traffic: Low Grade: 3
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Omarama to Otematata [35km]

Fitness: Intermediate Skill: Intermediate Traffic: Low Grade: 3
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Otematata to Kurow [44km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: High Grade: 3
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Kurow to Duntroon [27km]

Fitness: Easy Skill: Easy Traffic: Low Grade: 2
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Duntroon to Oamaru [54km]

Fitness: Intermediate Skill: Easy Traffic: Medium Grade: 3
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The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is a grade 2-3 (easy to intermediate) cycle trail. There are a variety of trail surfaces. Riders are advised to take certain essentials with them (e.g. first aid, repair kit, water, food). Parts of the trail pass through alpine environments, where conditions can change.

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Getting Here

Located in the South Island of New Zealand, halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown, is the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. It is recommended that you start your ride from Aoraki/Mt Cook - though there are numerous access points along the trail from which to start or end your ride.

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