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  • Clutha River Wanaka New Zealand, Lake Wanaka New Zealand

    …Highlights »Walks and Trails »The Clutha River The Outlet of the Clutha - Where a Great River Rushes At the south-eastern tip of Lake Wanaka, the lake's waters narrow and pour into the Clutha, one of New Zealand's largest rivers. The area around the Outlet is popular with fishermen,…

  • The Old Bridge Piers New Zealand, Old Bridge Clutha River Alexandra NZ

    …when you consider the size of the Clutha River and the tools available at the time of construction. The very first method of crossing the river was a packing case on a cable. This method was superseded by a punt, which ferried people across the river. The name Clutha is taken from Scotland's Clyde…

  • Central Otago Activity Highlights New Zealand, Things to Do in Otago NZ

    …Alexandra holiday or find accommodation in Alexandra. Clyde on the Clutha Gliding over Lake Benmore New Zealand Photographer: NZ Gliding Grand Prix (www.gp06.com) The historic township of Clyde rests on the banks of the mighty Clutha River. * Explore the historic gold mining stone stores and museums…

  • Wanaka New Zealand History Information, Historical Places in Wanaka NZ

    …Lake Wanaka is the source of the Clutha River, which exits into the ocean near Balclutha on the eastern coast. Lake Hawea feeds into the Hawea River, which joins the Clutha River at Albert Town. The Clutha River carries the largest volume of water of any river in New Zealand and has been dammed…

  • Clyde Dam New Zealand, Lake Dunstan, Central Otago, New Zealand

    …of the river valley. Jet Skiing to the Clyde Dam Overflow Gates Active people and adrenaline junkies will love a jet ski adventure on the Clutha River. Drop your ski in the water at the Alexandra boat ramp and cruise down the river visiting historic gold mining sites and cruise up the river to visit…

  • Historical Clyde Township New Zealand, Clyde Central Otago New Zealand

    …was the dominant town of the Central Otago area during the height of the gold rush. This changed when Alexandra built its bridge across the Clutha River, usurping Clyde's administrative functions. This loss of power, and hence development, has helped to preserve the historical charm of the town.…

  • Cromwell Regional Information New Zealand

    …and Ripponvale. Named after Oliver Cromwell, the town of Cromwell was once sited at the confluence of the Clutha River and Kawarau River. In the 1990s, Clyde Dam was built and the river confluence was drowned, along with the old town centre. Much of the old Cromwell town was rebuilt on higher…

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