Clutha News & Blog
Access to Cathedral Caves will reopen on Saturday 21st October 2017
Access is checked daily and may be closed at short notice due to weather or sea conditions. Information Centres at Balclutha, Owaka and Waikawa , or the website will usually have the latest information however due to the remote location the most up to date information will be on the notice boards at the Southern Scenic Route entrance to the Caves Car Park.
Owaka is very excited to be the host town of the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust (OGHT) Cavalcade next year!
Tapanui AKA Millhaven, quiet American town and home of Petes Dragon - check it out here
The chance to snap the Nugget Point lighthouse at night is drawing photographers from near and wide, locals say.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
MEDIA RELEASE: The Catlins open for business despite road closure.