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Getting There & Away

The road from Omarama to Cromwell heads over the striking Lindis Pass.

Atomic Shuttles Services stop in Omarama for a break before continuing on to Christchurch ($40, five hours), Lake Tekapo ($20, 1¾ hours), Twizel ($20, 20 minutes), Cromwell ($25, 1½ hours) and Queenstown ($35, 2½ hours).

InterCity Two coaches a day head to/from Christchurch (from $30, 4¾ hours), Twizel (from $10, 25 minutes), Cromwell (from $23, 1½ hours) and Queenstown (from $32, 2½ hours), and one heads to/from Mt Cook Village ($78, 1¼ hours).

Naked Bus Daily services to/from Christchurch (4¾ hours), Lake Tekapo (1¼ hours), Cromwell (2½ hours) and Queenstown (3¼ hours). Prices vary.