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Balclutha

Set in the heart of the Clutha region, Balclutha is 80km southwest of Dunedin, 45 minutes from Dunedin International Airport. Spanning the banks of the mighty Clutha River, Balclutha is home to an impressive arched concrete bridge that links the town. It is the commercial centre of a prosperous farming area, and is also on the Southern Scenic Route, a touring route which curves its way around the lower South Island.

Balclutha has excellent recreational facilities, including golf, swimming and indoor sports. Visit Naish Park with its tranquil duck pond and aviary, the park is also the starting point for the Blair Athol Walkway, leading to an amazing rhododendron dell. more

Open 364 days a year, the Clutha i-SITE located on Balclutha’s main street offers friendly up-to-date information. Take time to explore the diverse range of shops, including boutiques, sporting stores and giftware, or sample rural hospitality in one of the many cafes and eateries. Balclutha is aptly nicknamed “Big River Town”, after its outstanding natural feature, the Clutha River, but it wasn’t always known as the Clutha.

Early Maori knew the river as ‘te awa Mata-au’ or ‘the river with surface current’. The future settlers finally agreed on the ‘Clutha’, deriving from the Gaelic Cluaidh – in honour of the Clyde River in Scotland. Balclutha is an ideal place to take a break from your travels, or as a base for exploring the offerings of the Clutha region.

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Summer Fun At the Pool

From: Thu 10th Jan 2019

Balclutha Centennial Swimming Pool in conjunction with Balclutha Library will be running 3 crafts session over the holidays, for school aged children. At each session there will be different activities. Cost: ...

Where: Centennial Swimming Pool, Balclutha, South Otago
Address: 35 Centennial Ave, Balclutha, South Otago

From: 10:00am on Thursday 10th January 2019
To: 11:00am on Tuesday 22nd January 2019

2019 Big River Raft Race & Festival

Sat 9th Feb 2019

Big River Raft Race is a fun-filled day out on our amazing Clutha River, organised by Project Clutha. Make a home-constructed raft to float and paddle your team of 4 or more people down the river, in order to raise ...

Where: Clutha River, Balclutha, Otago
Address: 6 Clyde Street, Balclutha

From: 10:00am on Saturday 9th February 2019
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 9th February 2019

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