Clutha News & Blog

Owaka is hosting the 2018 Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust Cavalcade!

Posted by on 26 July 2017

Owaka is very excited to be the host town of the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust (OGHT) Cavalcade next year!

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Cathedral Caves is now CLOSED for the winter

Posted by on 22 May 2017

Access to the Cathedral Caves is now CLOSED for the winter. The Caves will reopen in late October, subject to suitable  beach conditions.  

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Petes Dragon Filming Locations

Posted by on 16 June 2016

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

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Nugget Point Lighthouse a huge drawcard

Posted by on 16 June 2016

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

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Passchendaele steams into Balclutha

Posted by on 22 October 2015

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 

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7 Epic must-see Instagram spots in New Zealand

Posted by on 19 October 2015

The Nugget Point Lighthouse is one of the 7 Epic must-see spots Instagram spots in New Zealand. Check it out on the Tourism New Zealand website 100% pure  New Zealand or come visit @CluthaNZ

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Rural New Zealand at its best - Spotlight on Balclutha

Posted by on 30 September 2015

Balclutha set in the heart of the Clutha region, the town of Balclutha lies 80km southwest of Dunedin, 45 minutes from Dunedin International Airport. Spanning the banks of the mighty Clutha River, Balclutha is home to the impressive arched concrete bridge that links the town. It is the commercial centre of a prosperous farming area, and is also on the Southern Scenic Route, a touring route which curves its way around the lower South Island.  

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Southern Penguin Scenic Journey

Posted by on 2 July 2015

Work to extend sealing on the Nuggets Rd near Kaka Point could begin next summer. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) included a tourist route dubbed the ''Southern Penguin Scenic Journey'' in the Catlins. A $2.6 million seal extension to the Nuggets Rd and a $4 million investment to seal the Catlins route from Curio Bay to Haldane, in Southland, were included. Making Nugget Point more accessible to visitors was ''really important'' for the growing Clutha tourism industry.

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Cycling the Clutha Gold Trail

Posted by on 2 July 2015

Cycling The Clutha Gold Trail. Offering a unique heritage experience set within diverse and stunning landscapes. Ride alongside the powerful Clutha Mata-au River, through a secluded valley and gorge network and into lush green farmland. Open all year round, the 73km trail will take between two to four days to complete. It is an easy grade trail that is full of variety, from undulating to flat to meandering.

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The Catlins open for business despite road closure.

Posted by on 25 June 2015

MEDIA RELEASE: The Catlins open for business despite road closure.

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