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Clutha Gold

You might just feel like you've struck gold when riding this diverse trail.

Stretching 73km between Lake Roxburgh Dam and Lawrence, the Clutha Gold's varied terrain makes it a unique multi-day ride. 

Enjoy the lush landscape alongside the picturesque Mata-Au Clutha River, the rugged paths carved out by old explorers, and the dramatic backdrop of mountain ranges.

This beginner-friendly trail can be cycled in either direction and takes you past small country towns dotted along the way.

If you're up for it, you can link the Clutha Gold Trail with the Roxburgh Gorge Trail and The Otago Central Rail Trail. Cycle for the ultimate ride. 


  • Enjoy riding alongside the stunning blue Clutha Mata-au river. 

  • Keep your eyes peeled for the sunken gold dredge while going through Beaumont Gorge.

  • Take a short detour off the trail to Horseshoe Bend Bridge, a pedestrian suspension bridge built in 1913.

  • Make sure you have your torch for the pedal through the 440m-long Big Hill Tunnel.

  • Take a refreshing dip in the Clutha Mata-au at Pinders Pond.

  • Grab some fresh fruit in Roxburgh, a town known for its fruit orchards. 

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