The Clutha Gold Trail is currently under construction. It will be complete and open to ride in June 2013.
Once complete, the Clutha Gold Trail, from Roxburgh Dam to Lawrence, will offer a unique heritage experience. It showcases the area’s history of early Māori moa hunters, Chinese gold miners, European pastoral farming, mining and rail.
From the Roxburgh Dam, this trail follows the mighty Clutha Mata-Au River, traversing the beautiful Beaumont Gorge, before branching off into the verdant valleys of the historic gold mining town of Lawrence.
The trail forms part of an extensive network of Great Rides in the Otago region, linking with the Roxburgh Gorge Trail at the Roxburgh Dam, on to the infamous Otago Central Rail Trail at Alexandra. It will be achievable for most fitness levels.
The Clutha Gold Trail is a joint initiative of the Clutha Gold Trail Charitable Trust and The New Zealand Cycle Trail project.