Travel Blogs from Omarama, New Zealand

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Hooker Galcier, MT. Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Hooker Galcier

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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************************* Friday 7th November We were so bored at the campsite last night we did a moonlight drive to Timaru, a large town on the east coast with burger bars and coffee shops, a sure sign of civilisation. The coast here is beautiful ...

Powder Fingers, Ohau, New Zealand travel blog

Powder Fingers

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... . One of those views to die for - no sign of civilisation for miles and miles, just vast open space occupied by a clear blue sky and immaculately scuplted snow-capped peaks immersed in a postcard lake. Classic New Zealand. The skiing wasn't bad ...

A meeting with mighty Mount Cook, Mount Cook, Mackenzie Country, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

A meeting with mighty Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by idarich

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On Sunday morning, 30 October, we drove the 25km or so from our camp at to go and meet NZ´s highest mountain, the mighty Mount Cook (or Aoraki by its Maori name), in person. No, we weren´t planning on summiting, but walked a two-hour trail up the ...

Blown Away, Omarama, New Zealand travel blog

Blown Away

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... lady even had the following days ride printed out and laminated from The Peddler’s Paradise (a book written about cycling around New Zealand) and gave us big fluffy towels as she knew that cyclists don’t carry nice towels, can this country ...

Round the Houses! To Mount Cook, Omarama, New Zealand travel blog

Round the Houses! To Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... to go paddling?! Next we skirted Lake Wanaka and headed via the Lindis Pass with its beautiful landscapes of Lupins, up to Omarama where we stayed the night before heading for Mount Cook the next day. Under blue skies the day seemed to be a good ...

Regenpause..., Omarama, New Zealand travel blog

Regenpause...

A travel blog entry by sabys_roadtrip

... 5 durchgehenden Fahrtagen mit sehr netten Begegnungen....wunderschoener Umgebung.....Fotos folgen bei naechster Gelegenheit....;-) sind wir in Omarama auf einen weiteren Radler getroffen....und waer haette es gedacht...ein Schweizer. Er hatte die gute ...

Maybe This Wasn't Such A Good Idea, Omarama, New Zealand travel blog

Maybe This Wasn't Such A Good Idea

A travel blog entry by benm

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... very slowly drove back, with the snow getting heavier as each minute passed. A couple of hours later, I arrived in the "town" of Omarama, which is basically a glorified truckstop with a couple of motels and a cafe! Every motel in town, (both of them), ...

Mount Cook, South Island, New Zealand, Omarama, New Zealand travel blog

Mount Cook, South Island, New Zealand

A travel blog entry by thebarnabybear

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After their skiing plans were thwarted, Barnaby and his friends decided to tour the valley leading to Mount Cook. ...

Mount Cook, Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by geoffnsteph

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... the inflatable for an hour's spin around Lake Tasman, right up to the glacier's terminal face. We were lucky to see new sections of icebergs which had just broken off that morning, revealing white and blue ice formations. There were other crystallised ...

The camping days are just getting started!, Omarama, New Zealand travel blog

The camping days are just getting started!

A travel blog entry by camille_simon

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... a hill with a 360-degree view. Going downhill, we stoppped in a field of lupins, those flowers growing wildly here at the moment in New Zealand. We love them, they are just beautiful to watch. Then we went on to the Mount Cook National Park, got to do a ...

Christchurch to Omarama-South Island New Zealand, Omarama, New Zealand travel blog

Christchurch to Omarama-South Island New Zealand

A travel blog entry by bat1chief.cj

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... of the ocean creating these mountains and leaving a very unique terrain in the east central part of the south island of New Zealand.   Dinner in Omarama was at the local hangout which was a pub at the the only intersection in town.  We shared a ...

Kiwi Observations, Omarama, New Zealand travel blog

Kiwi Observations

A travel blog entry by whereugoing

A few observations about NZ: Here in NZ, like no other country we've been to, the hot water for the sink is on the right and the cold is on the left (opposite to home) When people talk here they are a little hard to understand for us sometimes, ...

Rocks and a Church, Omarama, New Zealand travel blog

Rocks and a Church

A travel blog entry by apoc100

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After watching the first episode of "Battlestar Galactica" at the campsite and the usual cold night's sleep we set off the next day towards the small town of Moeraki made famous by the natural stone boulders on the beach imaginatively called the ...

Day 14 - Dunedin to Mount Cook, Omarama, New Zealand travel blog

Day 14 - Dunedin to Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by larsennz2007

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... . Photo opportunity at Waitaki Dam, just one of 3 dams on the Waitaki River (Aviemore and Benmore being the others). Arrived Omarama around 4.00pm, off with the jackets and jumpers, even though we are now in the Southern Alps, the temperature is quite ...

Buscot Station / Clay Cliffs, Omarama, New Zealand travel blog

Buscot Station / Clay Cliffs

A travel blog entry by life-at-kiwis

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... waren eine tolle Erfahrung. Sie werden mir stets in guter Erinnerung bleiben. Genau genommen wohnten wir nicht direkt in "Omarama". Die "Buscot Station" von Tony liegt ca. 10 Kilometer weiter nördlich im "Mackenzie-Distrikt" in einer durch ...

Cool rock formations at the Clay Cliffs, Omarama, New Zealand travel blog

Cool rock formations at the Clay Cliffs

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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... property and not government (Department of Conservation) owned land, the Clay Cliffs are not as publicized as other attractions in New Zealand. Fortunately I became aware of them through my guidebook. From what I saw at the Cliffs there should have been ...

Baaa!, Omarama, New Zealand travel blog

Baaa!

A travel blog entry by lynsey

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Drove back to Queenstown today stopping to have lunch and a trip up on the Gondola for some great views of the town, the lake and the surrounding mountains. On the way to Queenstown we got stuck in a NZ traffic jam - several hundred sheep on the road! ...

Lake Tekapo to Omarama, Omarama, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Tekapo to Omarama

A travel blog entry by maysy

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... the canal embankment I cycled alongside Lake Pukaki. At the far end of the lake sits Aoraki Mount Cook (the highest mountain in New Zealand). The air up here is supposed to be the cleanest in the southern hemisphere and the weather was kind today, with ...

Ohau Snowboarding Mission, Lake Ohau, New Zealand travel blog

Ohau Snowboarding Mission

A travel blog entry by ness_knibbs

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A random weekend of fun was had by all on this snowbaording weekend up in Lake Ohau, we drove from queenstown (with a friend of a friend of a friend - jo's friend tania's mate's mate from way back!) to Ohau friday night and spent two glorious days on the ...

Te Anau  Omarama, Omarama, New Zealand travel blog

Te Anau Omarama

A travel blog entry by quirke

... we were checking our accomodation when there was a little glip our accomodation officer ( Bridget ) had us booked in Oamaru instead of Omarama but it worked out fine in the end she cancelled the other place and apologised for being a ninny and we got ...

Us and NZ sea wildlife, Omarama, New Zealand travel blog

Us and NZ sea wildlife

A travel blog entry by noayaniv

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... We also visited in the Royal Southern Albatross colony at Otago Peninsula. So these were really productive days! Now we are staying in Omarama, waiting for the weather to give us a break so we could climb Mt. Cook (the highest mountain in NZ). ...

Mount Cook, Omarama, New Zealand travel blog

Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by raj_and_komilla

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Going to Mount Cook, unforuntaley it was very misty and cloudy with a lot of rain so we could not get a good view of it. The drive here was still worth it as we were surrounded by snow and we went for a short walk for our first look at some ...

Christchurch - Omarama, Omarama, New Zealand travel blog

Christchurch - Omarama

A travel blog entry by robcrawford

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... old Church was creaking big time but standing strong against the prevailing winds. Anyhow I had to keep moving if I wanted to get into Omarama.  I sunk in behind a car and we drove sort of together for a while before a cop pulled out in front of us ...

Queenstown - Mt Cook, Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Queenstown - Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by geoffnsteph

It's raining again. Headed off towards Mt Cook, back on the route we'd covered before - via Cromwell, through the Lindis Pass, Omarama, pit-stop in Twizel, arrived at Mt Cook in time for a late lunch. The drive up to the lodge runs alongside Lake Pukaki - ...

Road Trip 3: Mount Cook, Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Road Trip 3: Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by em_n_abs

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Mt Cook, mt cook, New Zealand travel blog

Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by scottiedog

From Queens town I head to the mount cook national park, now i am not 100% sure what to expect apart from the mountain of course so i am intrigued. The bus service is same one from Milford Sound and all the way along the journey the driver is giving a ...

Lake Ohau, Lake Ohau, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Ohau

A travel blog entry by grom

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A morning cruise aboard the Fiordland Navigator then the complicated journey back to civilisation: a boat, a bus, another boat, then back to Slug, our permanent bus. Pretty much a road day, with a lunch stop in Te Anau, a quick stop in Queenstown ...

Makaora, Makarora, New Zealand travel blog

Makaora

A travel blog entry by traceywilson

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Franz Josef to Makarora. Lake Matheson for the amazing mirror lake, though it was a bit windy so no mirror images. Visited Fox Glacier but didn't walk it, as the bottom of my feet really hurt, must have been from the spikes we had to wear on our boots ...

Flying over Mount Cook, Omarama, New Zealand travel blog

Flying over Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by robhandley

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Mount Cook, Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by alanandchris

... to the mount cook lookout at the southern end of lake pukake, another amazing turquoise lake, this one with the largest mountain in New Zealand as a backdrop. After a scenic (and I don't use the term lightly) 55km drive we reached the base of Mount Cook, ...

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