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Gold mining history brought to life

Superb river trip to view the old schist-rock homes of the Chinese miners, who arrived in New... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Alexandra, New Zealand
Cruising the Clutha river.

What a great way to learn a lot about the goldrush in this district and see all the little huts... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Pegasus, New Zealand
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Clutha River Cruises is the only licensed operator providing fully guided and catered tours on lakes Roxburgh & Dunstan in Central Otago, New Zealand. Our tours journey the isolated reaches of the stunning Clutha River and historic Roxburgh Gorge...more
51 Sunderland Street, Clyde 9330, New Zealand
+64 22 068 3302
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Superb river trip to view the old schist-rock homes of the Chinese miners, who arrived in New Zealand to seek their fortune in gold during the 1860s. Doctors Point is isolated so cruising is the only way to view the historical remnants of the old...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

What a great way to learn a lot about the goldrush in this district and see all the little huts while cruising along the Clutha river. A very good guide to tell us a lot about the history. Such a nice afternoon with delicious home...More

Thank GijsJongeneel
Reviewed 23 January 2018

The four of us had a great couple of hours on the Clutha River recently with Lawrence in his jet boat. It was a stunning central Otago afternoon with clear blue sky that made the huge rocky mountains look even more spectacular. Lawrence gave us...More

Thank FourTravel2013
Reviewed 22 January 2018

On the Saturday before Christmas Day 7 adults and four children took the cruise down the Clutha river towards Roxburgh. It was a very hot day. We were all to wear the life jackets provided but some chose not to wear them because it was...More

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

What an amazing way to spend an afternoon exploring the Clutha River and been given a rare insight in the harsh life the gold miners endured. Lawrence’s set up a from the comfort of the boat to the afternoon tea on the river bank and...More

Thank 55ROBO
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Lawrence ( your host) had so much info about the area. We lucked out with the weather and really had an unexpected but really enjoyable day. Just do it.....

Thank Roy E
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A group of Rotarians cycled the Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold Cycle trails in stunning weather with lovely autumn colours . The Clutha River Cruise is a must - in fact it is the only way to get from Doctors Point to Shingle Peak as...More

Thank TimaruGilly
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A group of 8 of us cycled from Alexandra to Lawrence over ANZAC weekend. Laurence was waiting for us at Doctors Point and we had a wonderful look at the history surrounding the gold mining while taking the boat cruise to Shingle Creek. He gave...More

Thank 165janetj
Reviewed 25 March 2017

A group of 13 of us cycled the Roxburgh gorge and Clutha Gold trail in March. Laurence picked us up from Doctors point and gave us (and our bikes) a boat ride to Shingle creek. He gave us a great in sight in to the...More

Thank gordonsNewZealand
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

As part of the Clutha gold trail we biked from Clyde to doctors point then jumped on the boat to shingle creek. The boat trip was a great variation and a rest from the cycling, it was spectacular trip well worth it seeing all the...More

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CluthaRiverCruises, General Manager at Clutha River Cruises - One Day Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Thank you for your positive comments. I see you have given a rating of poor for this trip which I can only imagine was a slip of the key or mistake in view of your comments. :(

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