Clyde

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

About Clyde

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 buildings, 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.

Food and Accommodation

Clyde Post Office Bar and Café

Great menu choice, historic ambience, coffee and local wine selection.  Whether it's a quiet drink with ...

Hartley Homestead

Hartley Homestead Bed and Breakfast Welcomes You. We hope your stay is memorable and you are able to enj...

Antique Lodge Motel

Your all seasons holiday stay. Antique Lodge Motel offers affordable and comfortable accommodation

Olivers Central Otago

The historic 'Olivers' complex was originally built in 1869 as The Victoria Store, to service the early g...

Clyde Village Vineyard

This boutique Central Otago vineyard overlooks the historic gold mining town of Clyde, nestled in the bur...

Paulina's Restaurant & Bar

New Zealand and International Wholesome Food To Share - A great way to start or end the Otago Central Rai...

Dunstan House

Built from 1898 and opened in 1900, Dunstan House is an iconic local historic building situated in the he...

The Lord Clyde

Located in the historic heart of Clyde, Central Otago, The Lord Clyde offers sophisticated, luxury accomm...

Hartley Arms Accommodation

Historic stacked stone accommodation in a peaceful garden setting in Clyde's historic heart.

Clyde Holiday Park

Enormously popular with family groups, this campground is the social and sporting centre of Clyde over su...