The mighty Clutha (Mata-Au) River is at the heart of our district. This emerald green gem is New Zealand's largest, fastest and most voluminous river.
The flow is so rapid it could be put up against some of The World's giants like the Amazon River.
The Tuapeka Punt runs daily and operates by the rapid flow of the Clutha River. It is the last ferry of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
A short drive north of the Tuapeka Punt you will find the Rongahere Gorge. Travel along the river, surrounding by lush bush.
The emerald hue comes from glacial melting at its source above Lake Wanaka.