Omarama Clay Cliffs

These natural rock formations are just 10 km west of Omarama.

The Clay Cliffs are a stark sight - tall pinnacles separated by narrow ravines.

These otherworldly formations are made up of layers of gravel and silt, originally formed by the flow from ancient glaciers over a million years ago.

The cliffs are on private land. There's a donation box at the gate, or you can pay the $5 vehicle admission fee at the Omarama i-SITE.

To get to the Clay Cliffs, turn onto Quailburn Rd off SH8 and then onto unsealed Henburn Rd.

The Omarama hot tubs, back on the main highway, make for a great stop afterwards.

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