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Review of Clay Cliff

Clay Cliff
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Omarama
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Other
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I get easily excited about lots of different things. Yet this place was a complete waste of time. The clifs are bland and done in 10 seconds. Unsealed road over private land. Cost of 5$ .... 80 cars/ day ... 130’000$/year for a 1km unseald rode to a underwhelming sight: well promoted indeed!!

Thank Leo W
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"gravel road"
in 20 reviews
"private property"
in 14 reviews
"amazing cliffs"
in 5 reviews
"sturdy shoes"
in 3 reviews
"km west"
in 2 reviews
"entry fee"
in 9 reviews
"donation box"
in 4 reviews
"photographers dream"
in 3 reviews
"million years"
in 2 reviews
"rock formations"
in 4 reviews
"walking shoes"
in 3 reviews
"walk up"
in 4 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 4 reviews
"mt cook"
in 6 reviews
"several kilometers"
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"viewing area"
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"bryce canyon"
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

While heading to Omarama on the Alps to Ocean cycle ride my friend decided to bike the extra 6 kms in & out to see the Clay Cliffs as advertised on road.
After cycling in he was expected to pay, which he had not planned for.
Cyclists don't usually carry coinage in their bike gear.
So he biked the 6 kms out, very disappointed. I believe the Cliffs are spectacular and well worth the $5 entry fee but just a heads up to cyclists there is a charge.

Thank Sandyvt1954
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

It's well worth the signposted diversion off the main road and a short walk to see the rocky pinnacles which tower above you when you get close. Awesome atmosphere when you go through the gap into the cathedral like space beyond. More amazing nz geology!!
The path is loose in places and gets steeper the further you go so wear good walking shoes.

Thank nick w
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

This place was quite amazing as we had no idea what to expect. I would highly recommend as place to be enthralled and great photographs to be had. Although it bucketed down as we were three quarters of the way up the track, one of our group did go all the way to the end and was delighted to have done so.

Thank CharmaineT187
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

I had driven past the sign to ClayCliffs before and with a little time on hand decided to explore. The diversion off the Queenstown road near Omarama passes over private farmland and the owner of the site charges a small admittance fee ($5 per car)which is left in a box on trust. About 10 minutes along the track you will arrive at an amazing site created by the erosion of geologically recent sedimentary deposits by water into a bizarre badlands landscape rising steeply from the flat flood plains. You can walk in among the fluted spines marvelling at the arid and totally surprising work of nature. In late afternoon the colours and shadows make it a photographers dream.

Thank David E
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