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Roxburgh Gorge Trail

120 Scotland Street, Roxburgh 9500, New Zealand
+64 3-446 8920
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Open all year round, the trail is a well-formed 2.5 metre wide gravel surface with some climbs. It will take up to four or five hours to complete depending on how you choose to experience it. The trail’s proximity to the Otago Central Rail Trail and the Clutha Gold Trail will also ensure that visitors to the area will have the opportunity to experience even more of Central Otago’s unique scenery.
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Travellers talk about
“shingle creek” (10 reviews)
“clutha gold” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
120 Scotland Street, Roxburgh 9500, New Zealand
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+64 3-446 8920
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"the jet boat ride"
in 9 reviews
"shingle creek"
in 10 reviews
"clutha gold"
in 19 reviews
"roxburgh gorge"
in 21 reviews
"great ride"
in 7 reviews
"interesting commentary"
in 3 reviews
"gold mining"
in 6 reviews
"middle section"
in 3 reviews
"stunning scenery"
in 4 reviews
"cycling adventure"
in 3 reviews
"real sense of achievement"
in 2 reviews
"switch backs"
in 4 reviews
"main road"
in 2 reviews
"great hosts"
in 2 reviews
"morning tea"
in 2 reviews
"hard work"
in 2 reviews
"autumn colours"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

As Trustees overseeing the construction of this trail, we are delighted to see the amazing feedback on the Roxburgh Gorge trail and welcome you all to our 'World of Difference'. We still have work to do to complete the centre 11km section, but the boat...More

Thank drbjwills
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Whats great is the focus on the river and the history with the gold mining. I have biked Alex to Doctors point a couple of times but to catch the jetboat to Shingle creek and see the river from there was great - to see...More

Thank Sally T
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

A fantastic ride first from Clyde to Alexandra and then to Roxburg with the jet boat ride a must.The scenery along the Clutha especially when you get some elevation was breath taking. do not miss the jet boat ride from Doctors Point. Well worthwhile and...More

Thank Westhamman_11
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

My husband and I loved this trail, and covered it easily in 1 day from Clyde, along the river trail, to Roxburgh Dam. There are some steep drop offs, so we were really pleased to be able to enjoy it without our bouncy 11 year...More

Thank MrsRHay
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

We recently cycled the Roxburgh Gorge trail from Alexandra to Roxburgh. WOW! I've done a number of other cycle trails, but Roxburgh is definitely the highlight, purely because of the dramatic scenery and the variation in the terrain. We were lucky enough to have fabulous...More

Thank Janice R
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great ride with spectacular scenery. Jet boat ride between Doctors point and Shingle creek was informative and fun. Section towards the dam is steep in places but not too bad if reasonably fit. A bit difficult for my novice kids but they...More

Thank kenzkemist
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This is an amazing trail that goes along the side of the Roxborugh Gorge. Some tricky 'switch backs' but generally a comfortable ride for someone with some confidence biking. Scenery was like NZ's version of the Grand Canyon. A special part is when you meet...More

Thank Michelle P
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Last year we did the Otago Rail Trail, this year the combined Roxburgh/Clutha Gold Trail. Once again we spent the night before at the Post Masters Accommodation. Great place and a short walking distance to Bike It Now, who organised everything for us again. Before...More

Thank Headsgirl
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

3 couples (6 people) did this trail last week. Half had regular bikes and half had e-bikes. It is stunningly beautiful but was very challenging for those not on e-bikes.

Thank Donna R
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

From Alex we cycled about 10kms to where the jet boat picks us up. Then another 10 or so kms to Roxburgh Dam. Fantastic cycling along the mighty Clutha River - the bit before the dam was quite challenging with big switch backs climbing above...More

Thank onerosenz
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Greg B
20 June 2016|
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Response from Zavija | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I have not done the jetboat ride myself, but this is a still hydro lake, NO rapids. Would only be rough if the driver made it so or because of weather. Thanks, Xavier xx
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Greg B
20 June 2016|
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Response from Julie J | Reviewed this property |
Our experience was also calm with great commentary. It is not a thrill seeking ride. The boat driver also helps getting your bike off and on and securing it to the boat. I think you should be fine, but if in doubt it would... More
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