Welcome to Clutha and the Catlins. You will love getting off the beaten track to experience this stunning area. Whether you love heritage, wildlife, or the great outdoors, there truly is something for everyone.

Clutha is the southern most district in the Otago region located on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Balclutha is the heart of the Clutha district, a 45 minute drive from Dunedin International Airport. It is referred to as “Big River Town” after its outstanding natural feature, the Clutha River. An ideal location for travellers, you can cycle the Clutha Gold Trail near Lawrence, tour Southern Scene Route and explore the beautiful Catlins. Don’t forget to plan lots of time here to fit it all in.

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Petes Dragon Filming Locations

Tapanui AKA Millhaven, quiet American town and home of Petes Dragon - check it out here

Nugget Point Lighthouse a huge drawcard

The chance to snap the Nugget Point lighthouse at night is drawing photographers from near and wide, locals say.

Passchendaele steams into Balclutha

Great to see the old locomotive Passchendaele steam into Balclutha today. Click on the link to check out the video on Destination Clutha Facebook page