Tracks and Walks

Alexandra Clyde Anniversary Walk and MTB Ride

Start in Clyde or Alexandra and follow the Clutha River for 12km.  This easy Central Otago cycle trail is suitable for the whole family.  Mainly flat with one or two boardwalks and bridges nearer Alexandra, this good surfaced trail is special no matter the season.  

In 1989 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the European settlement of Otago. This walk follows the Clutha River and passes the old Earnscleugh Tailings. Gold was discovers around 1862. The best time to mine for the gold was when the Clutha River was at it's lowest which was in the freezing winter time. When the easy gold ran out the miners switch to sluice boxes then on to Spoon dredges then Wheel dredges. In 1920 there were 20 dredges working on the Clutha River between Alexandra and Clyde.