Clyde is the beginning – or the end – of the Otago Central Rail Trail and there are plenty of transport choices to get you back to Clyde at the end of the trip. Many roads lead to Clyde and you could easily include the Rail Trail as part of a more extensive tour.
The South Island of New Zealand has become known as one of the world’s most scenic regions. Clyde is just over an hour from Queenstown, (“Adventure Capital of the World” and “No. 1 New Zealand Tourist Destination”).
You can reach Clyde from the West Coast, via the Haast Pass and Wanaka.
Another popular trip with tourists is from Christchurch to Mt. Cook, then over the Lindis Pass and through Cromwell to Clyde. Or you can drive down the east coast and turn off at Palmerston, and cross the Maniototo to reach Clyde.
You can also reach Clyde from Dunedin on the east coast, via Roxburgh in less than three hours.