A Journey of Discovery!
135km | Grade 1-2 | 1-3 Days
The Clutha Gold Trail showcases the rich history of the Central Otago and Clutha regions, following the path once traversed by gold miners during the 19th-century gold rush. Walkers and cyclists can immerse themselves in the picturesque landscapes, including rolling hills, lush woodlands, and the mesmerizing colours of the Mata Au | Clutha River.
The trail connects to the Roxburgh Gorge Trail at the Roxburgh Dam and follows the banks of the Clutha River for approximately 50km to Beaumont and then onto Lawrence. A short detour from the trail at Lawrence leads to Gabriel's Gully where gold was first found in 1861. From Lawrence, a new 63km section of trial opened in August 2023 and traverses rolling farmland and woodland glades to Waihola where an impressive section of boardwalk meanders around the lake and wetlands.