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Clay Cliff

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Worth a visit if you have time to detour (25 min one way)

5 dollar per car based on honesty, many didnt bother to pay unfortunately. It is unpaved track once... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
What a gem!

We rode the extra 14 kilometres return by bicycle on the gravel roads to this attraction but were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Napier, New Zealand
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Henburn Road, Omarama 9412, New Zealand
+64 27 243 8577
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Reviewed 3 days ago

5 dollar per car based on honesty, many didnt bother to pay unfortunately. It is unpaved track once inside the private property with gravel stone road. As it will take about 45 minutes to do a round trip (detour time from main road junction), it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChristopherTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rode the extra 14 kilometres return by bicycle on the gravel roads to this attraction but were glad we did. Certainly worth the reasonable charge to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow I love visiting natural wonders not man made sights! Thoroughly enjoyed our visit there! Lovely uphill walk. 😊

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MamaDee68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

...It is worth turning off the main road, and driving on the reasonable good condition dirt roads to view. The clay cliff is on private property, where there is a $5 car honesty jar located on the front gate. Sadly we noticed not too many...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Inthought
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We went there on a rainy day and was absolutely worth it. Although its not mandatory to use hike boots, on that particulary weather we were very confortable using water proof clothes and boots.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Pía G
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We arrived at sunset but the sun was setting behind the cliffs which was still cool but if i had the option id try and get there for sunrise. The road isn't great but we still made it down in a camper. It's a great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank kaelm91
Reviewed 16 October 2018

The Clay Cliffs are a geographically interesting area for hikes near Omarama, New Zealand. Here you find a range of very interesting clusters of pinnacles, which appear to be sprouting out of the ground. There are walking trails through the narrow ravines and along creeks...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 30 September 2018

It takes some time (10 min.) to get there (unsealed road) and, then, it's a 15 minutes walk... but is well worthed because the formations are amazing as the earth is so soft that rain, wind and warm temperatures managed to make these nice sculptures.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank paherranz
Reviewed 23 August 2018

On a recent visit to Omarama hubby and I decided to pay a visit to the Clay Cliffs. We had read about them and knew there was a $5.00 entry fee. This can be paid at the Hot Tubs in the township or placed in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Hottees
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Amazing cliff formations and well worth the 10 minutes off the main road to get to them. Take $5 cash per car and you can drive to a car park within an easy 100m walk to get right up to the cliffs. I made it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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5 October 2018|
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Response from GMTK | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is safe if you drive very slowly BUT we dont beleive it is worth the long and bumpy ride. We recomend you enjoy the view ifrom the state highway!
5 October 2018|
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Response from paherranz | Reviewed this property |
As previous reviewers answered, it is a sealed road until the gate and, then, it is an unsealed, gravel road until the Cliffs. Any car has to drive slowly (less than 30 kph) and is suitable for a Motorhome as, at the end... More
23 June 2018|
Response from jeannar2018 | 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