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Clay Cliff

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Address: Omarama, New Zealand

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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... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 and the walk is well worth it, to be surrounded by these amazing natural wonders.

Thank vannsandra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 to rough roads...In saying that though this was pretty crazy.The rough road is worth it... More 

Thank MontyNZ
Tokyo, Japan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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79 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

On the road from Twizel to Oamaru we took the short d-tour to these highly unuasual rock formations. A short trip, but absolute worth it. Could be slippery when rainy.

Thank AlexMeester
Monza, Italy
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260 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Clay Cliffs or Paritea (Maori for white or light coloured cliff) are huge sharp pinnacles made up of clay and small rocks. While walking on these cliffs, we got the impression of being in a sand castle. Clay Cliffs are 10 km west of Omarama (the road is unsealed for 5 km). The cliffs are located in a private... More 

Thank BurgerQueen78
Ashburton, New Zealand
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219 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I was amazed to think we have this in our own back yard, well worth the visit. $5 car entry which can be paid at gate or in town. Was a busy wee place when we were there. I def will go back for some photos

Thank Trina M
Beijing, China
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017

It was a long way off the main road on private property and not too interesting. As a geologist i have seen a lot better hoodo"s around the world.

Thank Craig D
Dunedin, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017

A great drive and walk up a slope to the most amazing cliffs. My 3 year old and 7 year old loved it soo much the second time we went they basicly ran up the hill. Good family outing.

Thank Jennifer F
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

A great spot with not too many other turists as we were there just after 9am. The cliffs are fun to explore and provides lots of opportunities for great photos. Bring $5 per car to put in the honesty box by the gate.

Thank hyggenz

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