The Clutha/Mata-Au river is literally the beating heart of our district and what it is named after.
This incredible emerald green gem is New Zealand's largest, fastest and most voluminous river.
The flow is so rapid it even puts it on a par with World giants like the Amazon.
It definitely helps the Southern Hemisphere's last public punt.
The Tuapeka Mouth Ferry runs daily and just goes with the flow!
Just a short drive further north you reach the Rongahere gorge which is stunning! Lush bush frames the river's majesty and makes it look even more impressive if that is possible.
Oh and it's a great spot to do some fishing...
Why is it such a mad colour? Well the terrific turquoise or exciting emerald hue comes from glacial melting at its source above Lake Wanaka.