Trail Places


  • Alexandra Clyde Anniversary Walk and MTB Ride

    Alexandra Clyde Anniversary Walk and MTB Ride

    Start in Clyde or Alexandra and follow the Clutha River for 12km.  Thi...Read More

  • Clutha River Cruises & Roxburgh Gorge Jet

    Clutha River Cruises & Roxburgh Gorge Jet

    Start or finish your Rail Trail experience with a Clutha River Cruises...Read More

  • Clyde Railhead

    Clyde Railhead

    The new Clyde railhead opened in 1980 for the construction of the Clyd...Read More

  • Clyde Station

    Clyde Station

    The Old Clyde Station sits in the heart of Clyde.  Built in 1907, it i...Read More

  • Dunstan Golf Course

    Dunstan Golf Course

    Rated one of the best 9-hole courses in Central Otago. Well manicured ...Read More

  • Antique Lodge Motel

    Antique Lodge Motel

    Your all seasons holiday stay Antique Lodge Motel offers affordable an...Read More

  • Clyde Holiday Park

    Clyde Holiday Park

    Enormously popular with family groups, this campground is the social a...Read More

  • Dunstan House

    Dunstan House

    Built from 1898 and opened in 1900, Dunstan House is an iconic local h...Read More

  • Hartley Arms Accommodation

    Hartley Arms Accommodation

    Historic stacked stone accommodation in a peaceful garden setting in C...Read More

  • Hartley Homestead

    Hartley Homestead

  • Olivers Central Otago

    Olivers Central Otago

    The historic 'Olivers' complex was originally built in 1869 as The Vic...Read More

  • The Lord Clyde

    The Lord Clyde

    Located in the historic heart of Clyde, Central Otago, The Lord Clyde ...Read More

  • Clyde Village Vineyard

    Clyde Village Vineyard

    This boutique Central Otago vineyard overlooks the historic gold minin...Read More

  • Olivers Central Otago

    Olivers Central Otago

    The historic 'Olivers' complex was originally built in 1869 as The Vic...Read More

  • Paulina's Restaurant & Bar

    Paulina's Restaurant & Bar

    New Zealand and International Wholesome Food To Share - A great way to...Read More

  • Post Office Bar and Café

    Post Office Bar and Café

    Great menu choice, historic ambience, coffee and local wine selection....Read More

The perfect start or finish to your cycle trip. Clyde, like many towns in Otago’s gold rush days, popped up almost overnight as a rollicking ‘Wild West’ town in the 1860s, and the town centre has retained many heritage buildings.

The original “canvas town” buildings are long gone, but many of the historic buildings and quaint colonial cottages that replaced them are still here (there were not many trees around for building, and stone lasts a long time!) Lucky for us, the buildings now serve another purpose – cafes, B&Bs, boutique shops…

Clyde with its sunny climate is also a popular summer holiday spot, so the town is a modern centre, as well as home to Central Otago’s Dunstan Hospital.

Central Otago is becoming known as a major outdoor adventure destination. Going for a local walk will introduce you to Central’s unique scenery – walk around town and visit the Briar Herb factory museum, and it’s only a short walk up to the Clyde Dam lookout. The local trails into the hills have been described as “Mountain Bike Heaven” or try geo-caching (yet another innovative way to discover Central Otago’s wild scenery). If this sounds too energetic, join a tour to see alpine wildflowers, or learn about the history of gold mining on a 4-W Drive tour or river cruise on the Clutha.

For those who just want to relax, this is orchard country, a place to find good food at the cafes, visit a winery, join the crowds at the Easter Food and Wine Festival – and you can enjoy wine and food as well as the latest movie at the new cinema.