Clutha Events

Upcoming Events

  • Lawrence Gymkhana Day

    Sun, Jan. 21, 2018

    All Day

     A fun filled day for all the family at the gymkhana grounds with loads going on! There are pony games  - motorbike events - barrel racing - fancy dress and of course the good old tug of war. It's $5 dollars for adults to get in and Under 15's are free. For more info go to or[] Read more…
  • Lawrence Rodeo

    Sat, Jan. 27, 2018

    All Day

     The Greatest Show on Dirt!..probably but most definitely a great day out for all the family at Weatherstons Gully.  Some of the country's finest rodeo riders will descend on lovely little Lawrence for some proper country shenanigans.   Around 250 riders featuring some the next generations finest cowboys will be strutting their stuff. There will also be the infamous "undie run" along with a country carnival with food stalls,... Read more…
  • Crowded House's Neil Finn in Milton

    Sat, Jan. 27, 2018


    One of New Zealand's most famous singer songwriters is coming down to Clutha. Neil Finn of Crowded House and Split Enz fame is touring the country but focusing on small town and community halls. Neil is joined by his son Liam in a true family affair. *There are still tickets left for their gig on Saturday January the 27th at Milton's Coronation Hall.* The gig at Purekireki... Read more…
  • Papatowai Challenge 15.5 km Run and Walk

    Sat, Feb. 17, 2018


    *Papatowai Challenge* 15.5 km Run and Walk and takes place this year on* Saturday the 17th of February.*   The 22nd Papatowai Challenge is a pre-season fun run and walk in the Catlins. It is signposted at the south end of Tahakopa River Bridge, Papatowai. Runners must be 13 years & over. Papatowai is located approximately two hours from Dunedin and one and a half hours from Invercargill on The Southern Scenic... Read more…
  • Balclutha Big River Raft Race

    Sat, Feb. 24, 2018

    All Day

    Tons of fun in the sun with that 8-wired Kiwi spirit to the fore. This awesome community event which raises funds for local groups has been given a new lease of life by Project Clutha which is made up of inspirational young professionals. Build you own rickety raft and then do battle racing down the mighty Clutha river dodging the water balloons and rotten eggs being pelted... Read more…
  • Goldfields Cavalcade to Owaka

    Feb. 24 - 3, 2018

    Follow in the footsteps of those hardy settlers and gold-miners trekking your way across some of Otago's most stunning landscapes. You can still feel that pioneer spirit crackling in the air as the cavalcade of wagons, coaches and horses sweeps down from across Clutha finishing in lovely little Owaka with a grand parade and good old fashioned knees up or "Hoedown". Now in its 26th year this... Read more…
  • The Catlins Canter

    Mar. 16 - 18, 2018

    Feel the wind in your hair as you ride through some of the country's if not the world's most stunning scenery. It is the 20th annual two day horse trek organised by the Owaka Lions Club. It is based in and around the fabulous Purakaunui Falls area. For more info about "The Catlins Canter" contact Warren Burgess on 03 415 8019 Read more…
  • Johnstone Electrical Bridge to Beach in Balclutha

    Sun, Mar. 25, 2018

    All Day

    Kaka Point Surf Life Saving Club and Johnstone Electrical welcomes you to our 9th annual Bridge to Beach event.  Our event is well supported by both local and international competitors.  The Bridge to Beach has a range of race options including running, biking and walking sections and is achievable for anyone young or old, competitive or casual. The Johnstone Electrical Bridge to Beach which starts in Balclutha and finishes... Read more…
  • Owaka Rugby Club 125th Anniversary

    Mar. 30 - Apr. 1, 2018

      Over the Easter weekend Owaka will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of the town's Rugby Club. It all starts on Good Friday with a meet and greet at the Community Centre with special guest Stan Meads, the former All Black and brother of the legendary Sir Colin Meads. The Saturday is all about the footy with both junior and senior teams playing. That's followed by a... Read more…

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