We’re happy to book accommodation in Omarama on your behalf. If you’re planning on taking one of our courses, just let us know where you’d like to stay when completing the course application form and we’ll take care of the rest.
Otherwise make your own bookings direct with the following providers.

Airfield Chalets

On prime airside locations these comfortable motel style cabins are fully equipped and partially serviced and are ideal accommodation for a single or a couple.

Each chalet is privately owned by a glider pilot – a requirement of ownership. They are peaceful places with great views and have room to park your glider out front.

  • a generous living/kitchen area
  • bedroom with a queen bed, some with the ability to become a twin
  • a bathroom with shower and laundry facilities

Rates are $140 per night. Chalet. Bookings to [email protected]

There is a minimum stay of three nights at the airfield chalets, with priority to those on Soaring Courses.

airfield Camping Ground

Glide Omarama has a comfortable 22 foot caravan for rent in the campground.  Its $60 per night including camp fees.

Located at the centre of the flying action, the Airfield Camping Ground is operated for glider pilots by the Omarama Soaring Centre. It offers tent sites and caravans for rent and includes an excellent kitchen/amenities block with showers, toilets and laundry facilities. Costs for the 2016/17 season are set at $18 per person per night plus $20 per rented caravan per night. If you bring your own tent or campervan, your costs are limited to the per person charge.

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Merino Lodge

The new Merino Lodge is a luxurious B&B on the edge of Omarama town.  It is owned and operated by Ann Paterson a well known local identity whose grandson, Sam is an enthusiastic glider pilot.  With only three guest rooms you can be assured of comfort, privacy and personal service.

Conveniently located a few minutes walk from the centre of town, the Merino Lodge is  a kilometer down the road from the Airfield

Full details here.

Ahuriri Motel


Located 800 metres walk across a field behind the airfield, the Ahuriri Motel is hosted by Aaron and Teresa. They have 12 fully serviced units and two studios. They also have a campground and arrangements for families, BBQ facilities and can provide continental breakfasts.

Ask for the long-stay glider pilot special rate.

GlideOmarama can make reservations on your behalf or contact Brian & Pam direct.

Phone +64 3 438 9451
Fax +64 3 438 9461
Email to: [email protected]

Sierra Motels


The Sierra Motels is walking distance from the airfield and has long been a favourite with glider pilots. It is roomy, clean and comfortable with friendly hosts.

Ask for the long-stay glider pilot special rate.
Phone: 64 3 438 9785
Fax: 64 3 438 9789

Big Sky


High quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Omarama. Your hosts Kay and Hank will share their hospitality and local knowledge to make the most of your stay.
Email: [email protected]
Phone:+64 3 4389538
Fax: +64 3 4389539

Big Sky Motels

Located in the gliding mecca town of Omarama the newly built, Big Sky Motels are a pleasant stroll  from the airfield providing a quiet location for our 7 units of ‘five star’quality.

Glider pilots qualify for multiple night discount rates.

Welcoming hosts:
Pam & Brian
Big Sky Motels
52 Ahuriri Drive
[email protected]
+64 034389538

Omarama Station


Experience a genuine New Zealand farmstay in luxurious comfort at Omarama Station, a 12,000 hectare High Country property in the Mackenzie Country.

Richard and Annabelle Subtil farm merino sheep and beef on this iconic property and enjoy hosting guests in their recently renovated classic homestead and stream-side stone hut.
[email protected]
phone +64 3 438 9820

Countrytime Hotel


The Countrytime is a 50 room hotel situated on the airfield two minutes walk from the Terminal and has a special gliding package (ask for it).

The rooms are fully serviced with shower/bath, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone and Internet access. Access to a communal kitchen is possible by prior arrangement. Sky TV is available in the lounge area and you can relax in the bar, either inside or out, with great views of the airfield and the surrounding mountains.