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Clutha Gold Trail

120 Scotland Street, Roxburgh 9500, New Zealand
+64 3-446 8920
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Beautiful riverside cycling

I've always assumed that the name 'Clutha Gold' referred to the autumn colours of the trees along... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Stunningly good - loved the riding - the ups and downs and scenery was magnificent.

If you can do this trail as well as the central otago rail trail you should. Quite different but... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
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, the trail offers a unique heritage experience in a diverse and stunning landscape - a journey of discovery around every corner.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
120 Scotland Street, Roxburgh 9500, New Zealand
+64 3-446 8920

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

I've always assumed that the name 'Clutha Gold' referred to the autumn colours of the trees along the river. However, I've also been told it is because of the gold found in the river during the gold rush. Either way, the Clutha Gold is a...More

Thank MurrayCollingwood
Reviewed 21 April 2017

If you can do this trail as well as the central otago rail trail you should. Quite different but equally stunning and a teeny bit more challenging. Side trips are wonderful. Facilities along the way are really good and people very friendly.

Thank kiwiaus2017
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This is such a beautiful track. It can be biked in two days, 1 night. The track surface is so smooth so you're in for a fast, easy ride. The scenery along the Clutha river is amazing, especially with those autumn colours

Thank Mausl2014
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A great one day ride. We enjoyed the scenery alongside the river and the history of the early gold mining days. April was a great time to ride, not too hot and great autumn colours. "Bike it Now" provided the bikes and our tour itinerary,...More

Thank marck1960
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome. Is definitely wort the trip. Scenery is just fantastic and I would state it challenges the Otago Rail Trail having done it 3 times. What it doesn't offer against the rail trail is the wee social coffee/drink sites but I am sure that will...More

Thank robbdave
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We really enjoyed this trail, wasn't as challenging as the Roxburgh Gorge trail and much more scenic than the Otago Rail Trail. It's beautiful to ride along beside the Clutha river and as we did the trail in March the leaves were just starting to...More

Thank AuntieDel
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this trail - beautiful scenery along the mighty Clutha river, easier than Roxburgh Gorge trail, more undulating trail, so nice couple of days after doing Roxburgh Gorge trail. Lovely smooth surface, really pretty track.

Thank 306kirstyc
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This would be a good choice for a quiet multi-day family ride as the terrain is mostly flat to only mildly undulating. The most interesting and scenically varied section was between Millars Flat and Beaumont. Be prepared for nothing much at Beaumont except the pub...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We have just finished this ride on our own bikes, loved the scenery and historical sites along the way. The trail is an easy relatively flat ride beside the beautiful Clutha River. We stayed at the Beaumont Pub after recommendations from friends and other cyclists...More

Thank Pam V
Reviewed 27 March 2017

In interesting and scenic ride with beautiful river and farm views. To have this starting in Lawrence is just wonderful.

Thank Verity W
Nearby Restaurants
Jimmy's Pies
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.25 km away
103 The Lounge
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.12 km away
The Manhattan
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.03 km away
Goldfields Cafe and Bar
7 reviews
.11 km away
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Bike It Now!
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