There are numerous opportunities for exploring the Omarama/Waitaki region on foot with excellent access into Aoraki Mount Cook, the Ben Ohau Ranges, Mount Dobson and Hopkins Valley areas.
Walks range from half hour, to multi-day and all are within easy access of Omarama. Options are available for independent hikers (from a few hours to multi-day), guided day walkers, heli-hikes and bush or river walks.
Walks near Omarama
Wairepo Kettle Holes: 2 hours return , 7 km, Entry point is 14 km along Quailburn Road(which starts approx 4 km north of Omarama on SH8)
Quailburn Historic Area: 30 mins This is within the Ahuriri Conservation Park and is at the end of Quailburn Road. The site has a wool shed, sheep dip and homestead and hut ruins dating from 1866. A short walk through beech forest involves crossing Quailburn Stream and provides a veiwpoint from above the bushline.
Ewe Track Range:3 hours , 7km. Ewe Track Range is within the Oteake Conservation Park. This is a steep climb to the top of the range but worth the view amongst the rock outcrops.
The Department of Conservation website has details of available walks in the region.