Clay Cliffs

Explore these staggering natural land forms


The Clay Cliffs are a geological wonder; ‘bad land’ sharp pinnacles and ridges separated by steep and narrow ravines.

The Cliffs were created out of layers of silt and gravel deposited by ancient glaciers around 4 million years ago. These layers were compressed, then up-lifted by geological activity in the area, then as the high points began to be eroded pinnacles were left behind.


Cost: $5 NZD per vehicle, please take cash and place in the honesty box.


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

Please note: 
The trail at Clay Cliffs is not suitable for people
with mobility issues as the surface is uneven.

The cliffs are on private land, so please respect the property
and obey all signage. 


Physical address :

Henburn Road
New Zealand