Things to do in Omakau
Otago Central Rail Trail
Omakau is located right on the Rail Trail, and is a perfect overnight stop for those doing the whole trail, or an ideal base for those that wish to do only parts of the Trail.
We have a great 9 hole golf course in Omakau. It is a lovely scenic course, and has been advertised on Air New Zealand’s in flight videos– we can drop you off and pick you up in our courtesy coach.
Per person $15.00 (Donation Box)
Ten or more Golfers (special rate)
Golf clubs $ 5.00
Golf Kart hire $ 20.00
Phone (03) 4473368 for all enquiries
We have four astro-turf tennis courts at the Omakau Domain. We can supply you with tennis racket and balls at the bar.
Cost: Only a $2.00 coin (hour) to turn on the flood lights.
We have a small swimming pool at the local Omakau School.
Cost: Only $1.00 per person.
Key: You collect a key at Muddy Creek Café. You do have to pay a key bond.
You can also find some great little swimming holes in the Manuherikia River which is just across the road. As an added bonus, there is also great fishing in the Manuherikia river and surrounding areas. The staff at the hotel can point you in the right direction.
You will find the local children’s adventure playground in the Omakau Domain situated on the corner of Leask Street and Alton Street, just past the Police Station.
Take a trip over to Ophir (only 2 km) to view the old Gold mining town which was established around 1863. Pick up a brochure on the Township in the hotel’s main foyer. This details the wonderful history of the original buildings in this lovely old quaint town, which is also the coldest place in New Zealand in winter. Make sure you “do the loop” which takes you through the township and across the old suspension bridge.
There are several operators in the area that can take you on whatever type of tour you wish. The operators are “locals” and are well versed with the wonderful history of Central. There are different types of tours available, whether it be Scenic, Hunting or Fishing.
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