With the school holidays around the corner, we have picked our favourite activities across the Clutha District that everyone in the family will enjoy.

1. Take a trip out to Ōwaka and stop by Earthlore Nature Tours and Activities and meet Inspector Insector in Bug City.

Earthlore Nature Tours and Activities

2. Take your little ones to one of the junior 'Learn to Ride' bike parks in Milton and Balclutha

Balclutha Bike Park

3. Visit one of the skate parks in Lawrence or Kaitangata - a popular place for the local youth

Kaitangata Skate Park

4. The bird aviary at Naish Park is always a favourite, with a duck pond and playground too.

Bird Aviary at Naish Park, Balclutha

5. There's plenty to see and do in Lawrence. Take a short walk around the Bellview wetlands (open weekends), try your luck gold panning in Gabriels Gully, or have a picnic at Greys Dam.

Bellview Wetlands, Lawrence

6. Take a ride on Clutha's free ferry - the Punt at Tuapeka Mouth

The Punt at Tuapeka Mouth

7. With plenty of walks across the Clutha District, there are some great short walks for little legs. Our favourites are Nugget Point and Pūrākaunui Falls (pram accessible)

Walking Trails in The Catlins

8. While the water may be a little cold, there's still plenty of opportunities to play on one of the many beaches through The Catlins, why not build a sandcastle at Kākā Point?

Kākā Point Beach

9. Clutha Gold Cycling and Walking Trail - you can cycle the whole trail or for the smaller legs, you can easily cycle sections of the trail.

Clutha Gold Cycling and Walking Trail

10. Say hello to the locals (the local wildlife that is!) Surat Bay and Cannibal Bay are some of top spots for spotting New Zealand sea lions.

Sea lions at Surat Bay

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