Clutha Gold Trail Map

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Clutha Gold Trail Profile

Take a journey of discovery on the Clutha Gold Trail as you cycle beside the mighty Clutha / Mata-au river and through a major stone fruit growing region of New Zealand. The trails gentle gradient makes it a delight to cycle for just about everyone.

The Clutha Gold is combined with the Roxburgh Gorge Trail to provide for a slightly longer cycling option that spans two to three days.

Paul OBrien
Paul OBrien
An amazing team at Shebikeshebikes First trip with Shebikeshebikes - The Lake Dunstan Trail.An excellent day all round - thankyou to your team for making the experience effortless.Booking was easy, transport was new and comfortable, and the trailer for our bikes was first class.The driver was friendly, helpful and informative.Your organisation was totally professional in every wayThanks for helping make our day.Cheers P and K
Heather C
Heather C
Excellent service The service from shebikeshebikes was excellent at all stages (it will take a while to read through their comprehensive itineraries with various accommodation options and subsequent updated itineraries as things are booked or modified so do set time aside for that) and the trip flowed like silk throughout. We had a small bike issue from a twig through gears on day 2 which they fixed at their Omakua shop for us that night and we were ready to roll again first thing next morning. Would highly recommend Shebikeshebikes.
Kerrie H
Kerrie H
Great rides, with a great bike company. We recently ride The Roxburgh Gorge, Clutha Gold and Lake Dunstan trails, and used shebikeshebikes to organise everything for us. From airport pickup and drop off to setting us up on our bikes, transferring our luggage daily, and letting us change our mountain bikes for e bikes for our last days Lake Dunstan ride, nothing was a problem. They are fantastic to deal with, and we recommend them highly to anyone riding the beautiful Otago trails.
great location We used the shuttle service. Great service, friendly team and on time, made riding the Dunstan Trail an easy experience
great cycling We originally booked our Otago Rail trail through she bikes he bikes prior to covid so had to re book several times and they were wonderfully accommodating and easy to deal with. All the staff seem to enjoy their work.Accommodation, bikes everything was perfect.
Good friendly service Quality bikes delivered on time and accepted back when we rode up!The Dunstan Trail is superb. One to do!
Liz T
Liz T
If you want the best advice and help available to get on track in Central Otago - these are the guys to go to. Central Otago is the most amazing place for biking and I have been lucky enough to have two trips there with the support and backup of Shebikeshebikes. From recommending itineraries to meet our needs and level of off road experience, to providing rentals and track transport , and going the extra mile and providing urgent bike maintenance we needed for our own bikes - at every point their service was outstanding. In addition they were amazing people to deal with - reminded me of how friendly and helpful and prepared to go the extra mile people are from the south. Very knowledgable about all the bike trails in the district, and happy to provide advice and information needed. have recommended them to several others who have confirmed their experience booking through this company was highly positive.
Mark H
Mark H
Brilliant Adventure with Great Friends It was everything we had hoped for. Challenging on pedal, not E-bikes, and a day cycling in the rain didn't deter us. The lux package was brilliant and stop over accommodation 1st rate. Shebikeshebikes were fantastic. It worked really well from bag drops to our airport commute. I would do this again with them, maybe with a little battery assistance next time. If you are thinking about this, stop and just go and do it!Fabulous 4 days. Kokonga Lodge a highlight with a sensational roast lamb dinner and a stunning Schoolhouse Pinot or 2.We'll be back.
Awesome Day out! Great day on the Lake Dunstan trail!Highly recommend using SBHB to experience amazing daytrip that we'll never forget!! They were open when others were not and provided great customer service. Met with enthusiasm and bike ready to roll. Quick test ride on E-bike before loading up and dropping us off. Views are amazing and ride not difficult especially given we don't ride a lot.Would use She Bikes He Bikes again for sure!!

Quick Facts

Self Guided Tours

Shebikeshebikes offer a fully customised, free itinerary service so you can get the most out your Clutha Gold Trail adventure. You’ll find a range of starting options provided below to give you an idea about what might suit you and what an indicative cost might be. We’ll work with you to refine things and book the accommodation and transport to suit your requirements. The itinerary you’ll received is fully itemised so you’ll know exactly what you’re paying for.

Roxburgh Gorge Trail - second half

Two days – Double delight

You’ll need to be fit for this one with 106 km of cycling over two days down the Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold Trails before finishing in Lawrence.

riding a bike on the Otago Central Rail Trail near Tiger Hill

Three days – Clutha supreme

With a little more time up your sleeve you can afford to cruise on this three day adventure that takes you across the Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold trails.


The Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold trails have a variety of accommodation option to meet most requirements. Accommodation is broken roughly into budget, mid range and luxury options.

Clutha Gold Cottages


Budget options are available in Clyde, Alexandra and Roxburgh, Millers Flat and Beaumont. Budget accommodation does not include breakfast and own bedding may be required or hired at an additional cost, bathroom facilities are shared and cooking facilities are available. Rates are based on twin share in most cases.

Camping ground tent site

from $13 / person / night

Camping ground cabin

from $60 / person / night


from $35 / person / night

Roxburgh motels

Mid Range

Mid Range accommodation includes a mix of self contained accommodation, motels and B&B type accommodation and holiday houses. A continental breakfast is included in some cases. Bathrooms range from shared to en-suited depending on the property. Rates are based on twin share in all cases.

Shared bathroom

Starting from $60 / person / night

Ensuite bathroom

from $70  / person / night

Lake Roxburgh Lodge


Experience the best that Central Otago has to offer. Although luxury accommodation is not available in every town we can help structure your itinerary to make it work for you and help you with any transport options. Luxury accommodation provides en-suited accommodation, continental breakfast in all cases and full breakfast in some. All pricing is provided on a room basis for double or twin occupancy.

En-suite room
from $160 / room / night


On and around the Roxburgh Gorge Trail you’ll find some great activities to add that little bit extra.


Wine Tour

A wine tour provides an excellent way to transition between Queenstown and Clyde. Central Otago is renowned for its Pinot Noir and you’ll find many other great varieties to taste.

$175 / person (minimum of two)

Clutha River Cruise - Otago Central Rail Trail

Clutha River Cruise

Take a cruise down the mighty Clutha / Mata-au and explore the gold mining heritage from yesteryear.

$95 / adult and $45 / child 

Clutha River Cruise - Roxburgh Gorge Trail

Clutha River Jet

Like the cruise but with the excitement of a jet boat! This tour takes you from Clyde through to the historic Doctors Point gold mine to explore the gold mining history.

$120 / adult and $65 / child