Omakau, Central Otago, New Zealand

Omakau SnowOmakau Welcome

Omakau is situated on the ever popular Central Otago Rail Trial

Omakau is an old goldmining town and grew mainly due to the fact that the Railway, opened in 1904, was laid near Omakau, instead of the original plan of taking the track across the Manukerikia river to Ophir.

Situated only 22km from Alexandra you can drive through the beautiful Manuherikia Valley,
past surrounding mountain ranges and into the town or follow the Central Otago Rail Trial from Clyde.

Omakau RocksCentral Otago Rail Trail

Omakau boasts a challenging 9 hole golf course and
Thomson’s Creek is a pleasant little picnic spot for a bit of R&R. 
The Omakau Commercial Hotel offers a range of accommodation and meals.


A small 2km detour will take you over the spectacular red bridge and into the
historic goldmining town of Ophir.  Once a bustling town of 1000 miners. 
There are still many quaint goldmining cottages to see most preserved by the Historic Places Trust. 

Road to Omakau from AlexandraGoodbye from Omakau


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