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Clutha River Cruises

Journey back in time and experience the history of Central Otago

With it's steep and dramatic landscape, it's no wonder why the Roxburgh Gorge has been called the New Zealand Grand Canyon! The area oozes with history and natural wonders and there's no better way to see it from the Mighty Mata-Au Clutha River. 

Clutha River Cruises are your original tour guides through the Roxburgh Gorge. They are renown for their excellent customer service and in-depth knowledge about the area.


Roxburgh Gorge Jet Boat Transfer

From $140 per person

Once you've biked or walked from Alexandra to Doctor's Point, the Roxburgh Gorge Trail stops, and the jet boat transfer starts! Have your bikes safely and securely loaded on to the boat and enjoy the ride.

Following the Mighty Clutha River from Alexandra to Roxburgh, The Roxburgh Gorge Trail offers a back country experience like no other! Break up the ride with a scenic 13km jet boat ride between Doctors Point and Shingle Creek. Your skipper provides a full historical commentary along the river, highlighting key heritage sites and stories in the area.  The perspective of the Roxburgh Gorge from the water is even more spectacular than from the trail!

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Clutha River Heritage Cruise

From $120 per person

A Clutha River Heritage Cruise ventures back in time through the spectacular scenery of the Roxburgh Gorge.

It offers a unique opportunity to explore these isolated reaches of the mighty Clutha River and view some of NZ's best examples of European and Chinese Gold mining.

Allow two + hours to soak up the history of Doctors Point, Butchers Point and the Clutha River, and see the preserved gold mines and gold miners huts. 

This is an excellent way to enjoy Central Otago's dramatic landscapes and heritage for the whole family to enjoy. 

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