There are endless opportunities to get out and about in South Otago, no matter what you’re into. Here in the Clutha District, we love our sport and are passionate about recreation.

The great outdoors are right on our doorstep, with amazing walks, kayaking, surfing, cycling, fishing and hunting all here in the Clutha District.

We are a short distance from Central Otago’s ski fields and cycle trails, with our own Clutha Gold Cycle Trail going through Lawrence, Otago.

Our towns have everything from sports fields to playgrounds, halls to libraries, and swimming pools with many of Clutha District's communities having their own pools.

Balclutha is home to the Cross Recreation Centre which is a multi-purpose centre providing recreation, fitness events and wellness opportunities for everyone. For more information visit their website.

Team sports play an important part in our communities, with strong rugby, netball, cricket, football, and hockey teams.

If you are into your golf, you are in luck. Tapanui and Balclutha have great 18 hole courses, while Ōwaka, Lawrence, Milton, Kaitangata, Heriot and Clydevale all have lovely 9 hole courses.

Throughout the Clutha District, there is a range of recreational activities to choose from. 

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