Clay Cliff, Omarama

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Meander through the striking geological formations at Clay Cliff, where sharp pinnacles and ridges shoot up, separated by deep ravines. Learn how the gravel and silt formations were created through erosion caused by melting glaciers. You can drive, hike, or take ATVs to the attraction, but many visitors recommend walking to get the best views. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring plenty of water, and walk as far in as possible for the best experience. Put Clay Cliff and other Omarama attractions into our Omarama trip builder tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • October 7, 2017
    This place is about 10k outside Omarama. There is a donation box at the gate for your $5 donation to drive across private property to see a rather amazing sight. Wear your sturdy shoes as the 100+ met...  more »
  • October 7, 2017
    I enjoyed this stop over, a quick walk from the car park to get a good photo. $5 entry fee for a car.  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    These cliffs are breathtaking and one of a kind. We happened to see the sign on the highway and decided to check it out. Be aware that there is a good stretch of unsealed road, mostly gravel and can b...  more »
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  • May 23, 2017
    Despite the road being bumpy that is whole part and parcel of private land and heading to the Clay Cliffs, hence the reason why it is best to pay $5 (honesty box) so the road can be maintained. The Clay Cliffs are stunning. Who would have thought that we have something like this in NZ. Once you have walked up and in it feels like you are in a different place. It is a must see. We went right up inside the cliffs and were just blown away by how absolutely beautiful it is. It is worth the walk up into these cliffs.
  • July 13, 2017
    I love hoodoos and badlands as much as the next guy. But is this really the best Otago can offer? Either way, it's a really fun spot, I will come back here.
  • September 9, 2017
    Nice Spot and similar to the pineacles at he north island. $5 entrance fee seems alright
  • May 12, 2017
    The road there is quite bumpy so go slow. It's on a private land so the owners charge $5 for using it - honesty box. Definitely worth going on a nice day, in the morning, we went there on a foggy day and it was really moody and nice as well, but a nice day would be better.
  • December 5, 2016
    Amazing cliffs with tracks leading into the belly of them. Respect the land as you will be on private property, however you'll have ample opportunity to take in the magnificence of the landscape. If you're keen, you can make your way down to the stream for some stone skimming or just to take it all in.

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