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Alexandra – Clyde 150th Anniversary Walk & Mountain Bike Ride

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Excellent 3 hour 13k easy walk from Clyde to Alexandra following the Clutha River. Or bike ride the Alexandra Clyde Anniversary track, In 1920 there were 20 dredges working on the Clutha River

Quick Facts

        • Location: South Island NZ
        • Distance: 13 kms
        • Time needed: 3 Hours
        • Difficulty: Very Easy
        • Wheelchair Access: No
        • Route: Round Trip
        • Elevation: Unknown
        • Wet Feet: No
        • Toilets: No
        • Dogs: No
        • Mobile Coverage: Yes
        • Last Updated: November, 2019
  • Track Highlights

    This walk follows the Clutha River and passes the old Earnscleugh Tailings. Gold was discovered around 1862.

  • Track Quality

    I cheated and rode my mountain bike just to get around quicker.

  • Hazards

    Just tourists

  • Transport

    If you give up on the first half, you can hitch a ride back from Clyde

  • Water

    Nothing along the way but in Clyde you can buy food and water

  • Driving Instructions

    Unknown

  • Shops or Restaurants nearby

    You are only minutes from down town Alexandra

  • Area & Track History

    In 1989 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the European settlement of Otago. This walk follows the Clutha River and passes the old Earnscleugh Tailings. Gold was discovers around 1862. The best time to mine for the gold was when the Clutha River was at it’s lowest which was in the freezing winter time. When the easy gold ran out the miners switch to sluice boxes then on to Spoon dredges then Wheel dredges. In 1920 there were 20 dredges working on the Clutha River between Alexandra and Clyde

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  • Map location of Alexandra - Clyde 150th Anniversary Walk & Mountain Bike Ride

    Map of walk

Points of interest along the walk

In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.

Point 1: Alexandra Clyde Anniversary Walk

Once across the Alexandra bridge you should not miss the River track sign on the light pole and to your right there is a small shed. So turn right and follow your nose up the Clutha river

Point 2: First bridge

Look down in to the creek I saw three rainbow trout feeding along side the bank. If it does rain do not worry take the bridges and board walks. you will see km markers all the way along the walk. A total of 11.3 km

Point 3: Earnscleugh Historic Tailings

Earnscleugh Historic tailings are easy to find just look for the old pieces of dredges lying beside the track. The Alexandra dredge produced 6500 ounces of gold over twelve rears.

Point 4: Clyde River bridge

I was lucky to fine a tree full of sweet plumbs for my lunch. There were Km markers set out along the track, that was handy. Then it was a quick peddle over the Clyde River bridge and into Clyde were I brought a burger for lunch.

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Alexandra Bridge 16 O'neill Crescent, Bridge Hill, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand

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