As we say goodbye to winter, here’s a few experiences not to be missed in Spring in the Clutha District.
A trip to Weatherstons Daffodils and Brewery
Enjoy the daffodil display which creates a beautiful sea of yellow at the old Weatherston’s Brewery site in Lawrence. There is also more to explore with a waterfall, woodlands garden, brewery ruins and vintage rhododendron forest.
Weatherstons is only open to the public from Saturday 16th of September to Sunday 9th of October (Friday to Sunday - 10am till 4pm).
For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/weatherstonstrust/
Spring Cycling – Ride the Clutha Gold Cycling and Walking Trail
The longer days, warmer weather offers the perfect opportunity to get back out into the great outdoors. The Clutha Gold Cycling and Walking Trail, one of Nga Haerenga’s Great Rides of New Zealand is perfect for locals to get out and about, or a weekend adventure.
For more information go to: https://www.cluthanz.com/visit/activities/see-and-do/clutha-gold-cycling-and-walking-trail/
Waterfalls in The Catlins
After the rainfall throughout winter, the water is fast flowing down the waterfalls through The Catlins. Visit the triple tiered Purakaunui Falls, the highest McLean Falls, or the lesser-known Matai and Horseshoe Falls.
For more information go to: https://www.cluthanz.com/visit/activities/waterfalls/
The Clutha District is the best area to see new lambs, with many sheep farms scattered across the district. Enjoy the playful lambs dotted across rolling farmland, soaking up the sunshine.
Note: some walking trails that go through farmland may be closed for lambing.
Spring forward – more time in the day to spend exploring
Sunday, 25 September, clocks are turned forward 1 hour. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later than the day before, with more light in the evening.