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Clay Cliff

Henburn Road, Omarama 9412, New Zealand
+64 27 243 8577
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Interesting but can be appreciated from afar

Had read about the clay cliffs while doing a google search of the area. Travelling from wanaka to... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2013
KatanTravel
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Southport, Australia
Lovely site

Great place to check out. Truly natural wonder of the local area. Usually fantastic weather for a... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2013
Jenna A
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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“gravel road” (20 reviews)
LOCATION
Henburn Road, Omarama 9412, New Zealand
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+64 27 243 8577
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"gravel road"
in 20 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
"amazing site"
in 2 reviews
"entry fee"
in 7 reviews
"rock formations"
in 4 reviews
"walk up"
in 4 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 4 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 4 reviews
"per car load"
in 2 reviews
"mt cook"
in 6 reviews
"walking shoes"
in 2 reviews
"several kilometers"
in 4 reviews
"viewing area"
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Had read about the clay cliffs while doing a google search of the area. Travelling from wanaka to mt cook we saw the cliffs from the road before we knew what they were. The cliffs were beautiful as we approached and the different colours easily...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Great place to check out. Truly natural wonder of the local area. Usually fantastic weather for a walk to check out the site.

Thank Jenna A
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

We drove to the Cliffs on our way to lake Tekapo. We had read that people were unable to get through the gates but we had no problems whatsoever. There are two farm gates which are not locked and require you to simply open and...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2013 via mobile

We went out of our way especially to see this, only to find a locked gate with sign that says $5 each entry, pay at Omarama Tourist Information. That meant turn back 15km to pay an entry. Do yourself a favour and don't waste your...More

4  Thank Tom S
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

We have driven this road often and never taken the time to take this short diversion,Then one day we played tourist. it is a really interesting area, pop a donation in the box and go explore up close the clay cliffs and the views of...More

Thank maggieandal
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

the metal road going out to the cliffs was a bit tortuous but well worth the effort. Once in the carpark, make sure you do the full walk up to and inside the cliffs. Just amazing

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Reviewed 2 March 2013

We stopped by on our way to Mount Cook and it is well worth the slight detour. You turn left off the highway and after a bit, left again until you reach a gate. The gate says that this is a private road and that...More

5  Thank Robert L
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

One needs to be mobile and enjoy a walk. The cliffs are spectacular and I was so awestruck. A place to revisit and take a camera!

Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

so amazing you feel like you are in a completely different word. Never seen anything like it before, well worth the detour to go see.

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Reviewed 4 January 2013

Ignore other review about driving ages to a gate that then tells you to buy a ticket in omarama - it also says you can do it after the walk so just carry on! (Its kind of an honesty system i guess) Then keep driving...More

3  Thank mares71
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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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