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Completed this cycle with a girlfriend (we are both in our 50's) on commuter cycles hired from... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Mischale C
Christchurch, New Zealand
Peaceful and pleasant trail.

This trail has a different character to the Roxburgh Gorge Trail and the Otago Rail Trail. The... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Catherine B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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The Clutha Gold Trail is one of the ‘Great Rides’ of Nga Haerenga The New Zealand Cycle Trail. Open year-round, this smooth, wide, well-formed trail over undulating, flat and meandering terrain requires moderate fitness. Whether you walk or ride...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
120 Scotland Street, Roxburgh 9500, New Zealand
+64 3-446 8920
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

Completed this cycle with a girlfriend (we are both in our 50's) on commuter cycles hired from Trail Journeys. Prior to this we had completed the Roxburgh Gorge trail. Clutha Gold is a pretty trail and relatively easy (just one short 'memorable' climb). I think...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mischale C
Reviewed 25 October 2018

This trail has a different character to the Roxburgh Gorge Trail and the Otago Rail Trail. The first section from the Roxburgh Dam is beside the river. Millers Flat is a lovely place to stop for refreshments. In the following section from Millers Flat to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Completed the trail as a family of four. Great weather. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Trail suitable for all levels of rider. Views wonderful. SheBikesHeBikes planned our itinerary, dropped out bags at our accommodation and generally made life very easy for us. Thanks Carol and Kara.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gregory O
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Great biking, good pubs to stop at along the way too. Lovely cross-section of NZ terrain and relatively easy biking.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Howard S
Reviewed 16 May 2018

loved the trail, well designed and a good ride. autumn such a good time to do this. it connects with the Roxburgh river trail and as a ride it is really one when you are planning. Its all about the river and the gold mining...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sally T
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed 3 days from Clyde to Lawrence in the autumnal gorgeousness that graces this valley. Easy riding - jetboat was a highlight with the historical commentary. We were well looked after by Llevant Carbon Bikes, Bike it Now!, Roxburgh Motels & Melrose Cottages for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank W5977ITjackieb
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The scenery is sublime and the trail is well maintained. The ride from Roxburgh to Millers Flat is an easy 20k giving plenty of time to relax if you stay in Ettrick. Millers Flat to Beaumont and then Lawrence is good biking but not as...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Westhamman_11
Reviewed 22 April 2018

A beautiful ride over 2 days - accommodation at Quince Luxury B & B was sensational - along the gorgeous Clutha River. The banks are lined with trees that will be beautiful greens in summer, but for us they were gorgeous autumn golds turning red....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Successfully completed another bike ride through the beautiful Otago countryside. Last year we did the Otago Rail Trail, this year the combined Roxburgh/Clutha Gold Trail. Coming off the Roxburgh Gorge trail segment we stayed at Roxburgh at the Clutha Gold Cottages which were lovely, clean,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We did this Trail and Roxburgh Gorge at Easter - from Lawrence to Millers Flat, Millers Flat to Roxburgh and then on to Alexandra. Grade 2 - our electric bikes were great on it, and we noticed a few others on the trail as well....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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