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With so many hidden gems to discover, you'll never want to leave! Check out our top picks of things to do and see in Clutha, on and off the beaten track.

Get out in nature

  • Did someone say waterfalls?

    Well you are in the right place, with our wonderful world of waterfalls! From Purakaunui Falls, one of the world’s most photographed to McLean Falls, the highest of The Catlins' waterfalls.
  • The Catlins is home to a number of beautiful bays and beaches along the coastline.

    Take the family to Kaka Point beach for a picnic, or for the keen surfer head out to postcard-perfect Purakaunui Bay.

 

Do something different

  • Experience the good ol' days and head back to the 1890's, where locals would cross the Clutha River on the Tuapeka Punt.

    Take a ride on Clutha's free ferry, which operates only by the flow of the mighty Clutha River. Check their Facebook page for crossing times and updates.
  • A playground for adults

    Make a stop at The Lost Gypsy, and enjoy Blair's ever-growing interactive exhibit of creative wonders. Be sure to grab a coffee and homemade treat from Carol while you're there.

Dive into history

  • Head back in time

    Clutha has a wealth of history; from the discovery of gold by Gabriel Read in Lawrence, to tales of Maori settlements, shipwrecks and pioneer settlers in the Catlins, the museums found across the district offer an insight into how our district has been shaped by past events.
  • Take on a journey of discovery within a landscape of outstanding natural beauty

    Ride or walk alongside the powerful Clutha Mata-au River through a fertile valley, secluded gorge and into lush green farmland on the Clutha Gold Trail. Information panels along the 73 kilometre easy-grade trail showcases a rich heritage and the adventurers who travelled this way before.

 

Fill your belly

  • Get a true 'Taste of Clutha'

    With an increasing demand to trace where our food comes from, the Taste of Clutha food trail connects you with the people who grow, rear and make local Clutha treats - from Alisa's handmade treats at The Lawrence Mint, to Norm's craft beer at Catlins Brewery in Kaka Point.
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