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Better than the Otago Central Rail Trail?

The Clutha Gold Trail is relatively short, taking only a couple of days, but can be combined with... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
Hidden gems along the banks of the Clutha River... for walking, cycling and picnics

Whether you are on a bicycle or in a vehicle, if you turn off onto Craig Flat Road at the northern... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Otago Region, 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
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

The Clutha Gold Trail is relatively short, taking only a couple of days, but can be combined with the Roxburgh Gorge Trail for a great three day cycle trip. The trail is very well maintained with interesting signs describing the local history and biology. The...More

Thank 405Sally
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The first few kilometres of the trail contain some very sharp bends, and need to be navigated with caution. We travelled early in the season, and it looked as if there was a need for some maintenance in parts. The trail is quite narrow in...More

Thank Patrick F
Jen C, CG Trail at Clutha Gold Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Hello Patrick, Thank you for your review - it's great to hear you enjoyed your journey on our fabulous trail. Over the past couple of months, our trail maintenance contractors have been working hard to keep the trail open while they repair significant storm damage...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Whether you are on a bicycle or in a vehicle, if you turn off onto Craig Flat Road at the northern end of the Beaumont Bridge... you will find dozens of great spots to explore (foot, bicycle or small vehicle) for history (former gold mining...More

Thank Zavija
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We enjoyed a great few days from Clyde to Lawrence, taking in the boat ride from Doctors Point, which was also a highlight, the ride up to the Roxborough dam was quite tough, but you could walk the steep bits, the river was just outstanding...More

Thank mariag00000
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

As we were staying in Roxbough we took a short ride on the clutha gold trail only doing about 24 klm of it. The trail itself is nice but varies quite a lot in width with the odd short sections being quite steep and winding....More

Thank Denys F
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

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