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Clay Cliff

Henburn Road, Omarama 9412, New Zealand
+64 27 243 8577
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There's an entry fee.

It's only $5 per car, but there's no mention of it until you get to the gate - well off the road... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JnKnz
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Gisborne, New Zealand
Amazing!

Took a light trail in the morning. 7 km bumpy gravel road + NZ$ 5/car paid off when u see the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ganjarno
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“gravel road” (19 reviews)
LOCATION
Henburn Road, Omarama 9412, New Zealand
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+64 27 243 8577
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"gravel road"
in 19 reviews
"private property"
in 14 reviews
"amazing cliffs"
in 5 reviews
"sturdy shoes"
in 3 reviews
"donation box"
in 4 reviews
"photographers dream"
in 3 reviews
"entry fee"
in 7 reviews
"rock formations"
in 4 reviews
"walk up"
in 4 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 4 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 4 reviews
"mt cook"
in 6 reviews
"walking shoes"
in 2 reviews
"several kilometers"
in 4 reviews
"viewing area"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 4 reviews
"bryce canyon"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's only $5 per car, but there's no mention of it until you get to the gate - well off the road, and a long way from a cash machine! The cliffs are very much like The Putangirua Pinnacles (Martinborough) - which are free to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a light trail in the morning. 7 km bumpy gravel road + NZ$ 5/car paid off when u see the cliff. It was beautiful & different than the common NZ scenery.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

These cliffs are amazing! For somewhere we just randomly stopped it was definitely worth it and i would highly recommend to anyone driving past.

1  Thank Holly M
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Am a local from the South Island and did not realise these even existed! They are amazing, the sign says its a 100m walk but it is probably more like 400m walk from the car park to the cliffs. We were there early morning and...More

2  Thank Dunnersfireman64
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

The clay cliffs are just breathtaking. Make sure you take the time to walk right to the end of the foot path to get up amongst them.

1  Thank barefootlouise
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Chance upon this on our way to Aoraki. Saw a sign board and decide to explore. Was apprehensive to go at first as it was gravel road for almost 10km, and we were driving a big motorhome! It turns out to be a good choice....More

2  Thank motiver2018
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

If you are travelling anywhere near Omarama...on your way to my cook or lake tekapo then make the time to see this they are a short walk from the car parking area and absolutely awesome

2  Thank roseemcd
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Need to do some research before you knew where this place was! I was kind of hesitant to check this out because its not on the well known route for tours. But since its on our way from Mount Cook to Dunedin, so I determined...More

2  Thank itcheetam
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

We didn't even know this existed but took a chance when we saw the sign on the highway. It took us an hour from the highway to get in, park check out the cliffs and get out on the highway again - but Id reccomend...More

3  Thank Mark Z
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

About 20 mins drive from Omarama, some of it on a bumpy unsealed road, are these amazing cliffs. A five dollar donation is requested to be put in an honesty box at the gate to the private land on which they stand. You arrive at...More

1  Thank Carotraveller
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KylieH3
23 June 2018|
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Response from Jeanna R | Reviewed this property |
I would say allocate an hour. It’s very close to the car park but it’s nice not to rush it. We would have easily spent that long but then we had children who were keen to explore more, so perhaps adults alone wouldn’t stay... More
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Travelervg
8 February 2017|
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Response from Robert G | Reviewed this property |
If you have a 4WD, you can drive up to within 200-400m of the cliffs. It's not really a place for limited mobility as the track is rutted and washed away in places and teh climb into the cliffs is slippery.
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NZF2
3 January 2017|
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Response from REISEGIGI | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Pggwright. It is privately ownded land, and you are allowed to pass it for a small amount of money. Do you ask where the money goes to when you pay the entrance fee for a museum?
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