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Clutha River

Balclutha, New Zealand
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1 week ago
“Mighty River”
17 May 2017
“Powerful River”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Balclutha, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mighty River, the second longest in New Zealand (after Waikato River), and therefore the longest in South Island. Start from Lake Wanaka and end at Pacific Ocean flowing along more than 300 kms. At Balclutha, this river flows under the mighty road bridge with six...More

Thank santo t
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

The Clutha River is one of the larger flow rivers in New Zealand and has a very strong flow as it passes through Balclutha. The 1935 concrete road bridge is worthy of a stop as is the rail bridge.

1  Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Pretty and scenic river it is! There are cycling and walking tracks on the banks of this river from Albert town. It is just an endless track of scenic views all along these tracks. Just be aware of cyclists sharing these tracks when walking though.

Thank HotEarth
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Not really a lot to say about the river other than it is very pretty but typical of other rivers. If you are in the area, you can't really miss it.

Thank filligirl
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

New Zealand's biggest river. If you're in Otago it's a must see. Easiest places to see it from are Gore or Balclutha, though I haven't been to the river mouth ... yet.

Thank Harrilexa
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Dear Madam/Sir, RE: Clutha River is a flowing fresh water reserve for herds of sheep and other animals. The river is accessible from the I-site, a short walk along the road side. The sight of sheep grazing and the feel of fresh river water could...More

Thank vrangad04
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

Balclutha is known for the Clutha river which runs through the middle. The river is reasonably spectacular to view especially when in full flood. There is carparking next to the old arch bridge where the traveler can sit anytime of day to watch the world...More

Thank nglenjarman
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Following the river from lake Wanaka to the sea is a great way to journey from the mountains to the sea.

Thank OVERSZ
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

I was so impressed with the bridge spanning this river, well worth a photo stop, tempted to walk it myself, but had to behave.

Thank walkingholiday
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Balclutha is known for her river which runs through the middle and seperates the town in 2. The river is reasonably spectacular to view. There is carparking next to the river where the traveller can sit anytime of day to watch the world go by,...More

Thank Jaci F
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