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Roxburgh Gorge Trail

120 Scotland Street, Roxburgh 9500, New Zealand
+64 3-446 8920
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Full-Day Roxburgh Gorge Cycle Tour from Queenstown
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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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“boat trip” (5 reviews)
“clutha gold” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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120 Scotland Street, Roxburgh 9500, New Zealand
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+64 3-446 8920
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great days ride. The scenery was stunning and the trail was well made. Great to have the Jet Boat ride in the middle of the ride. "Bike it Now" planned our trip and supplied the most comfortable bikes we had ridden for years.

Thank marck1960
Reviewed 2 May 2017

From Alexandra to Doctor's Point, this short and undulating trail is a great add on if you're doing the main Otago Central Rail Trail. Have a look for the old miner's house under the trail dug into the river bank. Worth a scramble down to...More

Thank roserandom
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Highly recommended. I would rather ride this trail and the Clutha Gold trail to the Rail Trail. Staying in the Roxburgh area (e.g. Lake Roxburgh Lodge) makes and ideal base for multiple local cycle trails.

2  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Yes, that's right. I've done the Roxburgh, Clutha Gold and nearly finished the Central Otago rail trail. The Roxburgh probably is the best with regard to scenery, photo ops, quality of the paths, and variation. The Roxburgh Gorge currently has a short jet boat ferry...More

2  Thank MurrayCollingwood
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is a wee gem - especially if you take the jetboat section. The guys really know their stuff and are great hosts - especially Dave from Beaumont Jets!

Thank kiwiaus2017
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great trail definitely wort a visit. We biked the trail as a couple and just loved the scenery. You have to do it. Add it onto the Otago rail trail.

Thank robbdave
Reviewed 1 April 2017

A step up from the Otago Rail Trail, as it is more challenging with some climbs, switch backs and some narrow unfenced sections with some big drops. This is a fantastic bike trail, the scenery is amazing, and the views from the top of the...More

Thank AuntieDel
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Outstanding scenery, lovely smooth trail, challenging in parts ( more so than Rail Trail ) but easy enough to walk several parts if need be. More breathtaking scenery than rail trail - just loved it. Jet boat ride in middle great fun and good way...More

Thank 306kirstyc
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Fantastic scenery and a great ride. Great to do this and the Clutha Gold trail as a few day trip ending in Lawrence.

Thank Verity W
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Narrow and steep in parts particularly on the Roxborough side of the jet boat - quite a hard ride although spectacular! Be prepared if there's an afternoon headwind as it funnels. NO SHADE or seats for a rest or the wait at the jet boat...More

Thank C K
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Greg B
Gidday churpike. My wife is concerned about the jet boat ride up the gorge as she has a sensitive back. Is it rough? Do you get thrown around in the boat, are you stapped in etc. I assured her it won't be too rough but would certainly appreciate your honest assessment. Many thanks, Greg. Sydney. AUS.
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
Only one question for sxmitch26. My wife (63 old) is concerned about being thrown about whilst in the jet boat. She and some others in our group (12 in total) have slightly dodgy backs and are worried the bouncing about in the 'jet boat' might be a risk. Please advise your experience. I'm sure the driver can tone it done to suit a wide and varied mix of passengers??? Cheers, Greg.
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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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