Lindis Pass, Omarama

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Lindis Pass (elevation 971 m) is located in the South Island of New Zealand.
It lies between the towns of Cromwell in Central Otago and Omarama in North Otago, on the main inland route to the Mackenzie Basin in the Canterbury Region.

The pass lies between the valleys of the Lindis and Ahuriri Rivers.

State Highway 8 transverses the pass on its route from the Mackenzie Basin to Central Otago. The pass is the highest point on the South Island's state highway network, and the second highest point on the New Zealand state highway network, after the Desert Road (SH 1) in the Central North Island. Despite this, it is not considered one of the alpine passes as it located in the dry interior of the South Island.
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  • Between the Clay Cliffs of Omarama and Aoraki/ Mt. Cook National Park, lies a stretch of highway through the Lindis Pass which is absolutely stunning...golden hills against a bright blue sky. When....  more »
  • Husband and I hiked up the Lindis Pass Peak and once we got to the top it was awesome. Beautiful sites all around. It was a long hike there and back about 6 1/2 hours. Worth the hike!  more »
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  • A good stop between the drive from Mt. Cook to Queenstown. Great views of the valley (the picture does not do it justice) from the viewing platform.
  • In New Zealand high country. When we were there a recent spring snowfall had dusted the mountains. Such a beautiful sight. Take the time to stop and enjoy the beauty of these mountains.

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