Clutha Gold Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.00 out of 5
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Beginner
72
km

Singletrack
111
elevation (m)

Shuttle
1:25
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
The first half of Clutha Gold Trail follows the mighty Clutha River through semi-arid, rugged landscapes from the Roxburgh hydro dam to Beaumont. Then it vers east as the landscape mellows until you're in the fertile rolling hills of Lawrence, a quaint historic village where gold was first discovered in New Zealand in 1861.

The trail was recently constructed specifically for mountain biking and walking. It's wide, smooth, easy weather-proof surface is the best of any New Zealand trail. It is a "family-scenic-historic" style ride, generally done over two days. It was built and is looked after by a non-profit trust which charges $25 per rider or $50 per family which also covers the Roxburgh Gorge Trail.

There are plenty of accommodation options along the way and shuttles too. Your best bet for more information is to talk to the good people at the Lawrence Information Centre: http://www.lawrence.co.nz and you should check out the trail website: http://www.cluthagold.co.nz.
added by Jim CummingsWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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World Champ

December 6, 2014
 
Review: It's a great ride for all the family without a bump or a steep hill! You'll love the blue waters of the Clutha and the gold mining history. And there is the adventure of going through the "Big Hill Tunnel" - be sure to bring a torch!

Similar Trail: Roxburgh Gorge Trail



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