Wrinkly Rams

+64 3 438 9751| [email protected]| www.thewrinklyrams.co.nz 24-30 Omarama Ave, Omarama 9412, New Zealand


The Wrinkly Rams Cafeteria prides itself on good wholesome food and quality service. The coffee is fantastic, and stopping could mean addiction not only to the Coffee but also the fabulous range of Cabinet food and our extensive menu.

The team in the Café want you to enjoy your visit to The Wrinkly Rams and ensure the highest standards of service and presentation are maintained at all times. The furniture and accessories have a distinctive High Country feel to them and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming.

The building has been built with the view taken into full consideration. It is a breathtaking experience, just to sit and look out the panorama windows at the Southern Alps and the ever changing tranquility of Omarama and the Mackenzie basin. Our convenient location next to the Omarama Airport also means that you may have the opportunity to see a glider or two while enjoying time out and a bite to eat.

The winebar offers a fantastic selection of wines from the Central Otago region as well as an extensive selection of New Zealand beers for clients to enjoy in our garden bar setting.

We can cater for tour groups with special menus and also cater for conferences and events - enquire about what we can do to make your next event one to remember.


The Wrinkly Rams shearing show is an exciting and informative addition to any itinerary.

The show takes 30 minutes from the beginning to the end with plentiful action and fun to be had for people of all ages and nationalities. Your show experience starts with a fantastic 5.1 surround sound audio-visual experience filmed on a neighbouring High Country Station.

After this exciting and informative introduction, a live merino sheep will be shorn on stage by our professional shearer, who will provide you with further insight into the shearing process and the many fascinating facets of the shearer.

There are lots of opportunities to ask questions and take photos during this stage of the show and for audience members to come up and and touch the sheep and feel the fine merino wool that is produced.

The next part of the show is our dog trial, which is held outside the building on our farmland. Watch as our Border Collie heading dog works her magic and brings a mob of sheep together from out on the farm and gets them to go into a special pen, all by using her eyes.

This is all live and unstaged - there is no knowing what the sheep are going to do, and it is a fun aspect of farm life to watch and enjoy.


The Wrinkly Rams Gift Shop is the perfect place for you to find that gift you have been looking for for family and friends or that special treat for yourself. We pride ourselves on being different and having a lot of unique products instore for your enjoyment.

There is something for everyone, from cellphone straps to the finest merino garments and accessories.

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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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