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. Arrange your visit to Clay Cliff and discover more family-friendly attractions in Omarama using our Omarama trip builder.
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  • Slightly off the beaten track, this is quite some experience. It's set on private land, is clearly signposted and can be accessed for $5 per car load payable at the farm gate. The unsealed road takes ...  more »
  • At 'Clay Cliffs' in Omarama. This location is accessible via unpaved road onto a private property. A camera is installed to monitor the self manned gate and donation box. NZD 5 per car. On our way in,...  more »
  • Scenery was rather interesting. Able to the power of nature, can feel comfortable. It was daijou even pay $ 5 at the door, parking lot to rattle go way 4 WD.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cool scenery. Worth a climb if you're up for it, but even looking up is great.
  • Well worth treking into to get up close with the cliff, almost like being on a different continent
  • 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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