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“Worth the effort.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Clay Cliff

Clay Cliff
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Omarama
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Type: Other
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Hobart, Australia
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76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Worth the effort.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2014

We saw the sign for the cliffs and turned off on a whim. They are about 10ks off the main rd, part of which is gravel. You come to a gate on private property which has a donation box, ($5) to assist with maintenance of the road I assume.
The cliffs are a short walk from the car park. They aren't really clay, more silt like, reminded me of big termite mounds. If you follow a wash, where water has been running down, you can walk right up between the cliffs, through narrow little openings. You will come out into sections where your completely surrounded, pretty cool.
We came across a guy walking back to his car, who told us to follow the wash (may not have otherwise as there are no signs). "its great, as long as there isn't an earthquake" That made me a tad nervous going through the cracks LOL!!
Sturdy shoes are def needed.

Visited August 2014
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Wellington, NZ
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“Kids loved this”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

This was the best activity the kids did on the entire trip.
There is a $5 donation box when you reach the private roadway.
You can walk right up into the huge cracks that have formed over the millions of years they have been there. We went up through about 4 or 5 cracks before it became too step for the kids.

Visited April 2014
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Nelson, New Zealand
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“Stunning place! Feels like in another world”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

It takes a while to drive there, over rought gravel road, but the cliffs are definitley stunning. If you go far enough you can even walk inside them and you feel as if you were in another world. Pick a fine day to go, the colours will be amazing! Not a long walk to see most of it, maybe 20-30 minutes. Parking space at the end of the gravel road, about 5 parking spaces each, first on the left and then later again but if you go for the latter you have to go over a few serious bumps. You might encouter some sheep herds on the way but no problem with that.

Visited April 2014
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Bowen, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“earth as statue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

it's a long road to get there, but quite stunning once you arrive. we arrived at sunset, and the cliffs were luminous in the glowing fading light

Visited January 2014
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Waimate, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“worth the drive and walk even on wet days!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

the uniqueness, formations & colours… it might put people off some of the drive but it is safe .. other wise can see them in distance from main highway to Queenstown

Visited November 2013
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