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Clay Cliff

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Surreal! Beyond words!

At 'Clay Cliffs' in Omarama. This location is accessible via unpaved road onto a private property... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Nice Off the Beaten Path Sight

Super easy to get to, fun to see and we were able to climb around for a while. Definitely worth... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Wausau, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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, we saw someone bull dozing to make the...More

Thank Sun_Lunkya
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Super easy to get to, fun to see and we were able to climb around for a while. Definitely worth checking out!

Thank reyne625
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We visited the Clay cliffs as a side trip on the Alps to Ocean bike trial.7km one way. Well worthwhile the detour. Very impressive.

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Like I said it is a long drive on some VERY bad roads to get there but worth the trip. There is an "Honesty Box" at the gate to pay your entrance fee. Worth the $5! Good little hike and climbing back into the valleys...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Clay cliffs are worth a visit as they are very beautiful with views of the mountains and valley as you walk along, just note that you have to pay $5 per carload. A single person might feel this is a bit steep, but at $2.50...More

Thank tunicategirl
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The journey to the cliffs are dirt roads, a $5.00 (Car) / $10.00(Truck) honesty box and a gate but the destination is worth the journey, once you come around the corner and see them it makes it all worth it. We arrived with an army...More

Thank Lsas26
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Don't just drive past them. They are amazing. My elderly mother didn't walk right in, but she spent the time taking amazing photos. We walked right in. I would recommend appropriate footwear (not thongs/jandels/flip flops). We wore the wrong shoes, but still made it inside...More

Thank vannsandra
Reviewed 30 March 2017

First of all before I start make sure your car is capable. It is a rumble track road so it is a very bumpy road i had a bit of aniexty before we started and when we were driving but we're from Christchurch and used...More

Thank MontyNZ
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Daunting washboard of a road to get there, but worth persisting. Just don't try to climb up the left side unless you're very good at making you way down on an uncertain surface. Excellent photo ops from the bottom.

Thank Lunched-badly
Reviewed 28 February 2017

It's a rough bumpy drive about 15 -20 mins from town, but well worth it - suggest you go around dusk as the light is amazing.

Thank bedheadwlg
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are these cliffs viewable from the car park? we have people with limited mobility, so wondering if it's work it to drive up to and view from the car.
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.
Who owns the land and who does the money for access go to
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?
Hi How suitabkle is this access road for a good city car?
31 January 2015|
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Response from hyggenz | Reviewed this property |
Hi, a city car could make the trip, just drive slowly. However, my husband said he would never bring his Holden down that road as it was very dusty and gravel were being flicked onto the rental car we were using the day we... More