Omakau

This farming town flourished when the railway opened in about 1905

The Omakau Railway Station was built in 1904 and was once one of the busiest stock loading stations in New Zealand. The town of Omakau itself was formed rather than build a bridge over the river to Ophir 2.5kms away.

From the centre of Omakau, you will clearly see a sign pointing to Ophir. Cycle over the concrete bridge across the Manuherikia River. Proceed for 2.5km to Ophir where you can cycle down the main street and see the many historic buildings before crossing the historic Daniel O’Connell suspension Bridge. Continue until you meet state highway 85, which you will cycle down back to the Centre of Omakau. Estimated distance: 6km.

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Population: 250





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Killarney Cottage

Tagged as: Self - Contained

Built in 1928 and set among trees with views of the mountains,Killarney has been restored to a magic hideaway. 

Rates:

$145 per room

Discounts:   for 2 children under 13 in twin room  $120

                     for additional guests on sofa bed or in Queen room: $60

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Omakau Recreation Reserve Domain Board Camping Ground

Tagged as: Tourist Park / Camping

Camping ground close to the rail trail with spacious tent sites and large recreation area.

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Tiger Hill Lodge

Tagged as: Bed & Breakfast

Tiger Hill Lodge is a nice schist lodge on the Rail Trail at Omakau. It has 4 rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Each room has super king beds. The rooms can also sleep two singles if requested. Our lodge is opposite the golf course and enjoys beautiful mountain views.

Rates:

$170 per room per night which includes continental breakfast, spa, and bike lock up. 

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Omakau Accommodation

Tagged as: Motel, Self - Contained

The perfect location for your Rail Trail stop over in Omakau

Rates:

5 Ensuite studio units $150.00 (1 or 2 persons) extra person $45.00

Self contained Cottage for all 3 bedrooms $300.00

                                           2 bedrooms $280.00

                                           1 bedroom   $200.00

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The Omakau Batch

Tagged as: Self - Contained

Near new house in sunny Omakau.  Quiet location, situated right on the rail trail.

Rates:

$150 per night 2 people,  Extra person $25 per night

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Barbs Abode

Tagged as: Bed & Breakfast, Self - Contained

Central Omakau situated directly behind local bar and shops. Also right beside rail trail.

Comfortable and cosy at $150 per night includes a continental breakfast.

Perfect for the traveller wanting a place to stay that is so handy to everything.

Rates:

$150 per night includes a continental breakfast

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Hawksview B&B

Tagged as: Bed & Breakfast, Self - Contained

Hawksview is a large 1930’s two-storey home over-looking the Rail Trail in Omakau, just 75 metres north of the Omakau shops and food outlets on S/H 85, which offers clean, comfortable and friendly accommodation, in an attractive relaxing setting.

Rates:

ADULT: $120 per night for 2 adults, $50 per additional adult,  CHILDREN: $40 each (Up to age 14. Adult price thereafter) A Continental Breakfast is included in the tariff.

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Cobham Cottage

Tagged as: Self - Contained

Cobham cottage is nestled in the quiet, picturesque town of Omakau, and is a restful retreat to recharge and relax after a day cycling, skiing , hiking or sightseeing. 

Rates:

$160.00 per night (2 persons),  $45 per night each additional person,  $35 per night children under 10

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Omakau Commercial Hotel

Tagged as: Hotel, Historic

Located just metres from the Otago Central Rail Trail, the Omakau Commercial Hotel was built in 1898 as Omakau’s first homestead then accommodation house for weary travellers. It is now an ideal stop for the new type of traveller that passes through Omakau –Rail Trailers, Curling Enthusiasts and visitors to the Central Otago area who can explore the area using the hotel as their base.

Rates:

We have a variety of rooms to suit all budgets.

Rooms vary from $55 for a single room to yourself, or from $45 per person for a quad room with shared facilities.  Our Bunkroom is $35 per person - (minimum of 2 people).  Off peak group rates are also available. (June-Aug)  Please note pricing does not include breakfast.

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Tiger Hill Wilsons

Tagged as: Self - Contained

This spacious two storied house directly opposite Tiger Hill Lodge and beside the golf course, is set in a beautiful garden with superb views. 

Rates:

$145 per room

Discounts:    for 2 children under 13 in twin room $120

                     for two adults, 2 children in family room $250

 includes continental breakfast

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Millfield Cottage

Tagged as: Self - Contained
Millfield Cottage is a new, fully self contained, 3 bedroom accommodation for rail trailers or casual visitors.
Long or short term stayers are welcome.
Rates:
$120 per night (2 adults) $50 for each adult thereafter,  $40 per child (up to age 14, adult price thereafter),  Preschoolers $30.Continental breakfast is included in the price.   
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Omakau Bedpost

Tagged as: Self - Contained, Historic

If you're looking for space, some history or a great place for the family then the Omakau Bedpost just might have something for you.

Rates:

$70 / person or $35 / child under 13yrs - no charge for toddlers if you are supplying own port-a-cot and bedding -   Minimum booking is $210. Continental breakfast provided.

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Matakanui Retreat B & B

Tagged as: Bed & Breakfast

Matakanui Retreat is on a sheep and beef farm in the heart of the Manuherikia Valley with the Dunstan Ranges in the background. There are 2 rooms available with access to an outdoor BBQ area, spa bath, own section of the house and a shared living area. A new warm, sunny and homely farmstay - we look forward to hosting you.

Rates:

$160 per night (price for 2 people) or $90 (price per person)

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Omakau Commercial Hotel

The Hotel is available for any of your dining requirements, whether it is Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or that special function – 364 days a year. They have a wonderful selection of Central Otago wines and Ales available from our bar to quench your thirst, and/or to compliment your meal. Ph: 03 447 3715


The Muddy Creek Café and Takeaways

A good range of tasty food and a great atmosphere. Ph: 03 447 3344.


Four Square

 Groceries. Open Monday to Friday.


Lorimer Shop & Post

Watch Peter Lorimer forge Damascus knives.  His knives can be purchased from Lorimer Shop & Post next door to the Four Square Grocery Shop.


Fishing at Manuherikia River

Manuherikia River runs beside Omaku township with easy access.


Omakau Golf Course

Omakau Golf Course is a 9 hole course which is set in quiet country surroundings with beautiful views.

Alton St, Omakau. Phone 03 447 3368


Omakau Tennis Courts

Omakau Tennis Club on Racecourse Rd. Phone 03 447 3847


Omakau Bowling Green

Omakau Bowling Green, 14 Cobham Crescent. Phone 03 447 3759


Daniel O’Connell Suspension Bridge

Cycling the Omakau-to-Ophir Circuit is a must-do! From the centre of Omakau you will clearly see a sign pointing to Ophir.  Cycle over the concrete bridge across the Manuherikia River.  Proceed for 2.5km to Ophir where you can cycle down the main street and see the many historic buildings before crossing the historic Daniel O’Connell Suspension Bridge.


Grand Omakau Catholic Church

To the north on the hill is the grand Omakau Catholic Church.


Old Stone Stable

Take a look at the Old Stone Stable at the back of the Omakau Commercial Hotel.  Speights Brewery made the stables famous when it ran a TV commercial about the Beer Deerstalkers Ball.


Central Otago A&P Show

Fantastic family day of fun and excitement. There are some great trade stalls, wine and food section on the Pinot Paddock, speed shearing, live music, and a few other surprises.

When: Saturday 13th Feb 2016

Secretary: Jan Manson Phone 027 242 9947 / Email coap@xtra.co.nz

 


Omakau Races

Interislander Summer Festival is a quintessential Kiwi day at the races - family picnics, jandals, deck chairs and chilly bins - it’s a classic summer’s day out. Combining top-notch racing action with local food, free kids entertainment and live music means there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.

Where: Omakau Racecourse


The Rail Trail Guide Book

The single most important resource when travelling the Central Otago Rail Trail

A beautifully crafted book with amazing photography by Peter Andrews showing Central Otago as it truly is, one of the most rugged, extreme and beautiful locations on the planet. Stunning scenery, amazing and important historical and current information, detailed maps, lists of accommodation, frequently asked questions, where to eat, how far between towns, etc. It’s all in here.

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