Beaumont & Tuapeka
Situated 20km north-west of Lawrence, Beaumont is a peaceful township surrounded by two striking features, the Blue Mountains and the Clutha River. The area offers excellent trout fishing, pig and deer hunting, walking and biking. From the Beaumont Scenic Reserve you can view the historic bridge, which is the longest and first single span structure in the southern hemisphere. Venture up the Beaumont Gorge and explore the lonely grave, a poignant reminder of the gold rush era. Back down the river, in the picturesque Rongahere Gorge is Birch Island, known as an ecological Noah’s Ark. Further down the Clutha River, cross on the Tuapeka Mouth Ferry (the Punt). It is the only remaining working punt of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.