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“shingle creek”(10 reviews)
“clutha gold”(21 reviews)
Open all year round, the trail is a well-formed 2.5 metre wide gravel surface with some climbs. It will take up to four or five hours to complete depending on how you choose to experience it. The trail’s proximity to the Otago Central Rail Trail and...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
120 Scotland Street, Roxburgh 9500, New Zealand
+64 3-446 8920
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cycled this with a girlfriend (we are in our 50's). We were both on comfortable commuter cycles from Trail Journeys who organised this and the Clutha Gold trail to follow. WOW - Ive done quite a few cycle trails but the Roxburgh Gorge one is...More

Thank Mischale C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trail has been well-constructed and is maintained to a very high standard. One hopes that if the trail is connected, it does not become too commercialised. The jet boat transfer gave us the opportunity to view some of the remaining miners' huts and one...More

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Completed the trail as a family of four. Great weather. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Trail suitable for all levels of rider. Views wonderful. SheBikesHeBikes planned our itinerary, arranged the boat, dropped out bags at our accommodation and generally made life very easy for us. Thanks Carol...More

Thank Gregory O
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Just amazing scenery. We visited the Clutha Gold trail, which was lovely cycling but the Roxburgh Gorge was just dramatically beautiful.

Thank Howard S
Reviewed 24 May 2018

As Trustees overseeing the construction of this trail, we are delighted to see the amazing feedback on the Roxburgh Gorge trail and welcome you all to our 'World of Difference'. We still have work to do to complete the centre 11km section, but the boat...More

Thank drbjwills
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Whats great is the focus on the river and the history with the gold mining. I have biked Alex to Doctors point a couple of times but to catch the jetboat to Shingle creek and see the river from there was great - to see...More

Thank Sally T
Reviewed 13 May 2018

A fantastic ride first from Clyde to Alexandra and then to Roxburg with the jet boat ride a must.The scenery along the Clutha especially when you get some elevation was breath taking. do not miss the jet boat ride from Doctors Point. Well worthwhile and...More

Thank Westhamman_11
Reviewed 9 May 2018

My husband and I loved this trail, and covered it easily in 1 day from Clyde, along the river trail, to Roxburgh Dam. There are some steep drop offs, so we were really pleased to be able to enjoy it without our bouncy 11 year...More

Thank MrsRHay
Reviewed 3 May 2018

We recently cycled the Roxburgh Gorge trail from Alexandra to Roxburgh. WOW! I've done a number of other cycle trails, but Roxburgh is definitely the highlight, purely because of the dramatic scenery and the variation in the terrain. We were lucky enough to have fabulous...More

Thank Janice R
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great ride with spectacular scenery. Jet boat ride between Doctors point and Shingle creek was informative and fun. Section towards the dam is steep in places but not too bad if reasonably fit. A bit difficult for my novice kids but they...More

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Greg B
20 June 2016|
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Response from Zavija | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I have not done the jetboat ride myself, but this is a still hydro lake, NO rapids. Would only be rough if the driver made it so or because of weather. Thanks, Xavier xx
Greg B
20 June 2016|
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Response from Julie J | Reviewed this property |
Our experience was also calm with great commentary. It is not a thrill seeking ride. The boat driver also helps getting your bike off and on and securing it to the boat. I think you should be fine, but if in doubt it would... More