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ITINERARY

AORAKI MOUNT COOK - WANAKA
VIA OMARAMA

187KM - 2 HRS 20 MINS

 

DEPART MT COOK FOR OMARAMA

Leaving Mt Cook if time permits a stop in at the Omarama hot pools is recommended for a welcome rest in- between some of New Zealand most specular mountain destinations. Omarama is Maori for "Place of Light", a reference to its extraordinarily pure and clear sky too. so sit back and reflect on the beautiful starry evenings you've just had the past few nights in the heart of the Mackenzie Country.

  • Classic photo opportunity at Lindis Pass Summit

  • Stop at High Country Salmon for an Allpress Coffee and some delicious fresh farmed salmon sushimi

DEPART OMARAMA WANAKA

Omarama through to Wanaka is one of the longest stretches on this itinerary in-between day charging options at 115km. So our advice to you is to carefully plan your day and keep in mind that slow and cruisy driving will help to conserve your vehicles battery range today.

In winter, skiers flock here from all over the world for superb skiing and snowboarding at Cardrona and Treble Cone, cross-country skiing at Snow Farm and heli-skiing high in the Harris Mountains. But Wanaka, New Zealand, is much more than a winter destination. Year round activities include fishing, hiking, canyoning, climbing and skydiving. Visit the nearby towns of Queenstown, Cromwell and Alexandra, go shopping, or simply sit in a café and watch the world pass by.

One of the attractions of a stay in Lake Wanaka is that it combines the warmth of small town living with the quality and attention to detail you’d expect of an international holiday destination.


HOLIDAY PARK

Wanaka Kiwi Holiday Park


DAY CHARGING

OMARAMA: Fast charge en route to Wanaka. 
Recommended Charge: Charge to 100%.
2 Sutherland Rd, Omarama


OVERNIGHT CHARGING

HOLIDAY PARK: Medium charge at site overnight & between day trips.
Recommended Charge: Charge to 100% overnight.


 
 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

HIGH COUNTRY SALMON   2602 Twizel-Omarama Rd, Twizel   Stop in at the café for lunch or to pickup some fresh farmed salmon for a picnic on route through to Wanaka.

HIGH COUNTRY SALMON
2602 Twizel-Omarama Rd, Twizel

Stop in at the café for lunch or to pickup some fresh farmed salmon for a picnic on route through to Wanaka.

OMARAMA HOT TUBS   29 Omarama Ave, Main Omarama Twizel Highway, Omarama   In summer or winter by day or night, a private tub is cleaned and re-filled with fresh mountain water just for you.

OMARAMA HOT TUBS
29 Omarama Ave, Main Omarama Twizel Highway, Omarama

In summer or winter by day or night, a private tub is cleaned and re-filled with fresh mountain water just for you.

RHYME AND REASON BREWERY   17 Gordon Rd, Wanaka   A laid back stylish brewery popular with locals with great beers and bar food.

RHYME AND REASON BREWERY
17 Gordon Rd, Wanaka

A laid back stylish brewery popular with locals with great beers and bar food.

FEDERAL DINER   47 Helwick St, Wanaka   Gotta get the Roti'n Roll!

FEDERAL DINER
47 Helwick St, Wanaka

Gotta get the Roti'n Roll!

 
 
 
KAYAKING ON THE LAKE   151-153 Ardmore St, Wanaka   A fun activity.

KAYAKING ON THE LAKE
151-153 Ardmore St, Wanaka

A fun activity.

CARDRONA HOTEL   Cardrona Valley Rd, Cardrona   New Zealand's most iconic hotel, situated on the spectacular Crown Range Road..

CARDRONA HOTEL
Cardrona Valley Rd, Cardrona

New Zealand's most iconic hotel, situated on the spectacular Crown Range Road..

BIKE THE CYCLE WAYS   Over 750km of mountain biking tracks to enjoy around Wanaka.

BIKE THE CYCLE WAYS

Over 750km of mountain biking tracks to enjoy around Wanaka.

CARDRONA DISTILLERY   2125 Cardrona Valley Rd, Wanaka   Stop into Cardrona Distillery, sample the handcrafted batch spirits and admire the location.

CARDRONA DISTILLERY
2125 Cardrona Valley Rd, Wanaka

Stop into Cardrona Distillery, sample the handcrafted batch spirits and admire the location.

 
 
 
BURRITO CRAFT   51 Brownston St, Wanaka   Grab a fish taco at Burrito Craft, with other good food truck options surrounding.

BURRITO CRAFT
51 Brownston St, Wanaka

Grab a fish taco at Burrito Craft, with other good food truck options surrounding.

MT IRON TRACK   SH84   Walk the Mt Iron Track. (1 hr.)

MT IRON TRACK
SH84

Walk the Mt Iron Track. (1 hr.)

SKIPPER RD LOOKOUT   Drive up to Skipper Rd lookout, and onto Coronet Peak for incredible views. (Skippers Rd beyond this point is prohibited in a rental vehicle, but worth the trip in a 4WD or with one of the many tour operators).

SKIPPER RD LOOKOUT

Drive up to Skipper Rd lookout, and onto Coronet Peak for incredible views. (Skippers Rd beyond this point is prohibited in a rental vehicle, but worth the trip in a 4WD or with one of the many tour operators).

WHITE HOUSE   33 Dunmore St, Wanaka   The infamous White House for a unique dining experience, locals return week after week.

WHITE HOUSE
33 Dunmore St, Wanaka

The infamous White House for a unique dining experience, locals return week after week.