A great way to get off the beaten track and enjoy the fabulous landscapes and wide open spaces that is the high country of Central Otago
Cambrian St Bathans Tours
Tours around the historic Cambrian Village and St Bathans. Book via Email
Cambrian - The “Village of Trees” – a quiet picturesque little valley at the foot of the Dunstan Mountains, once home to Welsh gold miners in the 1860s.
St Bathans - A tiny one-street village in the northern reaches of the Manuherikia Valley. The picturesque Blue lake is famous, and the old historical buildings in St Bathans tell of stories from the past.
Middlemarch Lodge - Local Area Tours
Otago is rich in history. It was an area that was settled early as the Gold Rush brought thousands to the area in search of the pot at the end of the rainbow. Many didn’t find it, but some gold is still in them there hills, as the commercial goldmine at Macraes shows.
But the real gold is the people – warm hearts, hard workers, and people who love the land. You will meet some of them on our tours and get to know their story as well as enjoy local produce and food.
Choose from our Get to Know Middlemarch tour (3.5 hours, $65) or our Strath Taieri Explorer full day trips ($150). We can also tailor a bespoke tour for you to Lammamoor Gin Distillery, trout fishing sites or other local areas of interest.
Clutha River Cruises and Roxburgh Gorge Jet
Explore the mighty Clutha River. Journey to the isolated reaches of the stunning and historic Roxburgh Gorge. 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 see the schist huts that the miners lived in all those years ago.
Take in some of the most spectacular scenery that only Central Otago can offer and try your luck at Gold Panning! Gain a unique view of the Central Otago scenery as you peacefully cruise the stunning Roxburgh Gorge.https://www.clutharivercruises.co.nz