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The wildlife is extraordinary and the landscapes rugged. Your clients will love getting off the beaten track to experience this stunning area. 

They can visit iconic Nugget Point or the majestic Cathedral Caves, enchanting waterfalls, beautiful beaches and lush rainforest in the Catlins. Or explore rich gold mining heritage and the Clutha Gold Trail in Lawrence and scenic walks in the nearby Blue Mountains. 

The best of Clutha

  • Nugget Point Lighthouse – Clients can drive to Kaka Point to see the lighthouse and its surrounding rocky islets, the "nuggets". Whilst there, they might spot penguins, gannets, spoonbills and fur seals.
  • Waterfalls – The McLean Falls on the Tautuku River descend 22 metres and are accessible on foot. Possibly New Zealand's most photographed, the enchanting Purakaunui Falls are are also accessible by a short forest walk.
  • Clutha Gold Trail – Your clients will find dramatic scenery, deep gorges, tunnels and heritage galore on this walking and cycling trail. Bike it Now and Trail Journeys offer guided tours. 
  • Cathedral Caves – Spectacular 30-metre-high cliff caves with 200 metres of sea tunnels – named after their amazing acoustics.
  • Fishing – With large brown trout and sea salmon of offer, fishing enthusiasts should head to Clutha River and Pomahaka River.
  • Lawrence Village – Lawrence was Otago’s first gold-rush town, and now features a range of shops, cafes and historical accommodation.
  • The Punt A free daily ferry using just the flow of the Clutha river – it is the only one of its kind left in the Southern Hemisphere.

Further Information

Videos on other New Zealand Regions
Destination Clutha (Cluth Regional Tourism Organisation)
Find an i-SITES Visitor Information Centre

Climate & Weather:



AVG High

18 °C / 64,4 °F


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AVG High

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-1 °C / 30,2 °F

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