Explore New Zealand's "Grand Canyon"!
21km Bike + 13km Jet Boat Transfer | Grade 2-3 | 1-Day
The Roxburgh Gorge Trail offers a wilderness walking or cycling experience that follows the spectacular Roxburgh Gorge and Mata Au | Clutha River. Spanning 34kms between Alexandra and the Roxburgh Dam, the trail is a breathtaking journey through some of Central Otago's most remote and dramatic landscapes. The track follows the Clutha River and Lake Roxburgh, flanked by steep rugged cliffs, and passes historic gold mining sites. The trail connects with the Clutha Gold Trail at the Roxburgh Dam from where it's a 9km ride to the town of Roxburgh.
A jet boat transfer is required between Doctor's Point and Shingle Creek and the boat trip offers a fascinating commentary into the history and heritage of the Roxburgh Gorge. Bookings for the jet boat transfer are essential.
With its captivating vistas, rich history, and natural beauty, the Roxburgh Gorge Trail promises an unforgettable adventure for those seeking a taste of Central Otago's wilderness.
Cyclists should be aware that the trail includes some narrow and exposed grade 3 sections with tight switchback corners.