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Balclutha, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Totara Island is an island in the Clutha River (about halfway between Balclutha & Clinton), turn Northwards on the Clifton Road and follow signs to road end at Totara Island (about 5 mins). Drive through LHS track onto land along river side (close gate if...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Zavija
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Visited on Tuesday 1st May. We stopped off to have a toilet break and stretch our legs. We found a parking spot close to the River and could see the Six Arched Bridge over Clutha River from there.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 10 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank santo-trainsspotter7
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Scott M
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.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank HotEarth
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank cennenypedr
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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Harrilexa
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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank vrangad04
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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Puppynic
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.

Date of experience: September 2016
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