Thousands of visitors every year experience the 73-kilometre bike trail, the Clutha Gold.

Soak up the history of early Otago and witness the region’s stunning scenery as you wind along the Clutha Mata-au River. Explore the stunning riverside scenes of the Teviot Valley between Lake Roxburgh and Lawrence.

If you fancy an additional 4-6 hours of adventure, the trail links with the Roxburgh Gorge Trail. Soon, the trail is set to get even bigger and better, with the route being extended up to 136 kilometres all the way to Lake Waihola late 2023 - click here for the latest extension updates.

Afterwards, rest up in Lawrence, Otago’s original gold town. Stroll around this quaint spot with its proud history and wonderful architecture and follow in the steps of Chinese gold miners and pioneer settlers.

Need help getting your bikes to a point along the trail, or a bike shuttle? Contact Lawrence Bike Transfers

For more information on the trail, visit the Official Website

What is the Clutha Gold Trail? The Clutha Gold Trail is a 73-kilometre cycle trail that runs along the Clutha River in the Otago Region of New Zealand.

What is the terrain like on the Clutha Gold Trail? The Clutha Gold Trail is mostly flat and easy to cycle, with a few small hills and inclines.

How long does it take to cycle the Clutha Gold Trail? The trail can be completed in 1-2 days depending on your fitness level and the pace at which you choose to cycle.

What are some of the highlights of the Clutha Gold Trail? Some of the highlights of the trail include the gold mining history displayed on interpretation panels, stunning views of the Clutha River and surrounding landscapes, and the local eateries along the trail.

Is the Clutha Gold Trail suitable for all levels of cyclists? Yes, the trail is suitable for all levels of cyclists, from beginners to experienced riders.

Do I need to bring my own bike to cycle the Clutha Gold Trail? You can either bring your own bike or rent one from a local bike shop in one of the nearby towns.

Is the Clutha Gold Trail suitable for walking? Yes, while the Clutha Gold Trail is primarily used by cyclists, it is officially a walking and cycling trail. 

Are there any camping grounds or accommodations along the trail? Yes, there are several accommodations, including bed and breakfasts, motels, and camping grounds located along the trail.

What is the best time of year to cycle the Clutha Gold Trail? The trail is open year-round, but the best time to cycle is during the spring and autumn months when the weather is cooler and the scenery is particularly beautiful.

Is it necessary to book in advance to cycle the Clutha Gold Trail? It is recommended to book in advanceto ensure availability of bike rentals, bike shuttles and accommodation.

For more Frequently Asked Questions, visit the FAQs on the Official Clutha Gold Trail Website

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