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“Clutha River”

Clutha River Cruises - One Day Cruise
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Clyde
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Clutha River Cruises is the only licensed operator providing fully guided and catered tours on lakes Roxburgh & Dunstan in Central Otago, New Zealand. Our tours journey the isolated reaches of the stunning Clutha River and historic Roxburgh Gorge. Passengers can marvel at some of New Zealand's best examples of European and Chinese gold mining. View the mining sites of Doctors and Butchers Points and enjoy the spectacular schist scenery that only Central Otago has to offer.
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Great knowledge of the history of the area. Great boat handling skills. (extreme weather on our trip - suitable to surf on the river - such strong winds) Bitter cold.

Thank Martina F
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

A fantastic way to experience the uniqueness of Central Otago and the amazing history we have here - gold miners huts built into the schist on the banks of the river and the remnants of dwellings and gold mining at Doctors Point. Lawrence is passionate about Central's history and has many fascinating stories to tell. This is a must on your bucket list.

Thank Hartleyhomestead
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

Fantastic trip on the Clutha on the luxury cruise boat (see it on Clutha River Cruises web site) with Laurence sharing his huge enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, gold miners and their history. You can get off and explore. We learnt an enormous amount, and it really brought this part of the region and its history alive. This tour is highly recommended.

Thank simonlmark
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

A brilliant afternoon out on the Clutha River with our skipper Lawrence. Lawrence's enthusiasm and knowledge of the area makes for both an entertaining and enjoyable afternoon out on the water. I would highly recommend anyone staying in the area to take the time to take the trip.

Thank MutmogMike
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

This is an excellent trip that I would recommend to all visitors ... Adults will find it gives a fascinating insight into gold mining in the late 1800s and kids will find it great fun.

The cruise takes a steady route down river with your guide pointing out how the miners lived and prospected for gold. The rock structures are fascinating and the scenery striking.

At the farthest point of the cruise, your guide will secure the boat and you can then explore more closely the remnants of the prospectors activity. There are some fascinating buildings that give a real insight into the hardship that they had to endure. Your guide also serves up some drinks and biscuits. (If you want to make best use of your time at the mine area, wear sturdy shoes.)

Overall the round trip took 2 - 2.5 hours but it flew by. When we did the trip, the river was very calm.

1  Thank Chris F
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