10 Destination Clutha Catlins - New Cycle Trail Clutha Gold Trail You can start riding the Clutha Gold Trail from either end - the Roxburgh Dam or Lawrence. Starting where the Roxburgh Gorge Trail finishes (at the Roxburgh Dam) the first 50 km of the Clutha Gold Trail follows the Clutha Mata-Au River, passing through the historic gold mining town of Roxburgh, the Teviot District and Millers Flat to reach the rural town of Beaumont. From Beaumont village the trail runs inland from the Clutha Mata-Au River to Lawrence. The Clutha Gold Trail, from Roxburgh Dam to Lawrence, offers a unique heritage experience. It showcases the area’s history of early Māori Moa hunters, Chinese gold miners, European pastoral farming, mining and rail. From the Roxburgh Dam, this trail follows the mighty Clutha Mata-Au River, traversing the beautiful Beaumont Gorge, before branching off into the verdant valleys of the historic gold mining town of Lawrence. The trail forms part of an extensive network of Great Rides in the Otago region, linking with the Roxburgh Gorge Trail at the Roxburgh Dam, on to the infamous Otago Central Rail Trail at Alexandra. It will be achievable for most fitness levels. There are many other cycle and walking tracks across the Clutha regional. So stop, stay and explore.
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