Distinction Hotels

NZ Wide Hotels & Conference Centres


Our Location

12 Omarama Avenue, Omarama 9412, New Zealand

GPS Coordinates:
-44.48829875116401, 169.96464872360232

How to get to Distinction Heritage Gateway Hotel Omarama

Omarama lies at the junction of State Highways 8 and 83 in the Waitaki District, in the South Canterbury region of NZ's South Island. It is also located just south of the legendary Mackenzie Region. Omarama is approximately 3hr50mins drive south of Christchurch and approximately 2 hours drive north of Queenstown or just 1hr20mins from Wanaka.
Our Omarama hotel is a fantastic base for exploring the stunning must-see areas of the Waitaki District and Mackenzie Region, below are some approximate drive times...
10 minutes Omarama - Lake Pukaki
45 minutes Omarama - Lake Tekapo
45 minutes Omarama - Aoraki/Mount Cook Village
1 hour 20 minutes - Omarama - Oamaru
1 hour 30 minutes - Omarama - Dunedin
Please be aware that our high country location means that there are hills and winding sections of roads to navigate. In winter months, snow and ice can cover roads. Visit Waka Kotahi: NZ Transport Agency to plan your trip with travel time information, traffic cameras and updates on delays, roadworks and road closures. 
By Air
The region can be accessed through a number of airport gateways. New Zealand’s international airports are located in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown. Christchurch and Queenstown are the closest to Omarama and the Mackenzie Region. Charter flights are then available to the 4 Mackenzie based airports located at Glentanner, Aoraki/Mount Cook, Lake Pukaki (Twizel) and Lake Tekapo.

By Coach
Regular coach connections provide transport links to Omarama from all of the major centres of the South Island including Queenstown, Dunedin and Christchurch. The main operators are Intercity and Atomic TravelCheeky Kiwi Travel also provide transfers from Queenstown & Christchurch to the Mackenzie Region. For bookings and further information contact our friendly reception team.
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