Mackenzie Basin – Clay Cliffs

Useful Information

Travel 4.5 km north of Omarama. Turn left onto Quailburn Road (approx. 3.8 km). Turn left onto Henburn Road and drive approx 3.8 km to the Clay Cliffs signpost.

Car park and walking tracks are available.

Mackenzie Basin
Clay Cliffs

An unusual geological formation of spectacular ‘badlands’ eroded pinnacles and gulches.

The Clay Cliffs are also an important backdrop to the local high country landscape – a wide braided river valley covered mainly in tussock grassland.

The private owners have protected the site under a QEII open space covenant and charge $5 to assist with the cost of providing public access facilities.