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Clay Cliff

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Well worth it!

We arrived on a cold and rainy day so noone else was around. The fog hung low between the cliffs... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Worth the detour

We stopped by while travelling from Queenstown to Mt Cook. It wasn't a planned stopped and saw the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“gravel road” (13 reviews)
“per car” (13 reviews)
Omarama, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived on a cold and rainy day so noone else was around. The fog hung low between the cliffs, which made the experience feel quite surreal and spooky, but in a good way, if that's possible. We would have loved to clamber up into...More

Thank SouthernYarnie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by while travelling from Queenstown to Mt Cook. It wasn't a planned stopped and saw the sign and decided to check it out. You would have to open a gate and leave the entry fee in a locked box. But it was quite...More

1  Thank HappyBingo
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

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 you to the beginning of a walk of average...More

2  Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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

2  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 28 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 25 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 20 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
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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.
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?
30 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