Clay Cliff, Omarama

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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  • If you have an hour to spare, then it's something different to see. Yes the signage could be better at the main road to explain the attraction. But for $5 a car it's a nice walk to see some unusual ge...  more »
  • There is about 15 minutes drive on an easy gravel road to the car park. From there it is a 10 minute walk to the formations. One track is clearly developed by those busting for the toilet. Disgusting ...  more »
  • We were taken to see the Clay Cliffs in Omarama, Otago. Truly spectacular land formations of silt. They are on private property, but the farmer allows visitors to cross his land to see these amazing c...  more »
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  • A scenery that is quite special, resulted from some sort of tectonic erosion... Well, only those with PhD can understand this. For me, just simply the result of mother nature and God's wonderful creation of tectonic plate movement. About 30min drive from Omarama. It is well worth paying a visit. It costs $5 per car to get in. The land is privately owned.
  • Great place for a good walk. Shingle road access. Sign at gate tells you more. I have taken 5 coach loads of people there from Holland and their response was fantastic
  • Good location to visit on a sunny day, don’t bother going there if its raining. It does not look close to what it looks in some of the photos here, and since it is CLAY it gets super slippery to go into these rocks. Somehow I did not find the 10 min gravel road a big deal since it is really not that bad and I’m sure it will not destroy your shockups. But yes, you do need to drive really slow on these roads and be extra careful om rainy days. Overall its a good stop I would say.
  • This is a unique place and worth to visit when you are in the area. Saw a similar place only in Turkey. The place is on private property and the owner asks for 5 Dollar for using his street. Visiting the Cliffs is worth this in any case.
  • A really cool place that is off the tourist track. Incredibly beautiful and surprisingly alot bigger as you walk up into the cliffs and the large spaces inside.

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