Destination Clutha Brochure and Other Information

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Going fishing?

Trout and salmon are sure to be biting in the Clutha, Waipahi, Pomahaka, Tuapeka and The Catlins Rivers. Other notable freshwater fishing spots include the Owaka, Waitahuna, Tokomairiro and Leithen Burn rivers. Fishing licenses are available from your local information centre. Alternatively, try surf casting at the various beaches down the coast.

Surf’s up!

Some of New Zealand’s best kept surfing secrets are in Clutha, including Toko Mouth, Kaka Point, and Cannibal and Purakaunui Bays. Motorists should take extra caution on the road to Cannibal Bay which is gravel and extremely narrow in places.

Tuapeka Punt

The Tuapeka Mouth Punt operates daily, free of charge, between 8am and 10am, and 4pm and 6pm, when conditions are suitable. The punt can take motorhomes/campervans up to about 2.7 tonnes. However, with changing river levels, the ramp to get on and off the punt can be a determining factor on whether they can be loaded or not

Rubbish & Recycling

Please put your rubbish in bins provided within town centres or at one of the Council transfer stations. Transfer stations are located in most urban townships in the district. Here you can drop off recyclables for free, or dispose of rubbish for a fee. Please visit one of the information centres to find out the opening hours and fees for transfer stations.

Reporting Problems

If you see people camping in non-permitted areas, or causing problems contact the Clutha District Council on 0800 801 350

For emergency services phone 111

Please report any parking hazards, or vehicles behaving recklessly on beaches to the New Zealand Police at *555 or +64 3 418 0203.

For concerns related to wildlife and conservation phone the Department of Conservation: General conservation matters - +64 3 477 0677 Wildlife emergencies - 0800 362 468

Forest & Bird – South Otago Branch

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