Clutha lies on the lower east coast of the South Island and is home to deep, clear rivers and undisturbed beaches. This is the place where New Zealand's gold rush began and, with its spectacular unspoilt landscapes, the region delivers on both heritage and the great outdoors.
At the heart of the district is the town of Balclutha, reached by an historic arched bridge across New Zealand's largest river, the mighty Clutha. The river weaves an emerald ribbon through countryside dotted with relaxed farming communities.
One of the best ways to see the area is by driving the Southern Scenic Route. Originating in Dunedin and finishing in Queenstown, this coastal drive winds its way through the most fascinating parts of the region, from coastal rocky shores and sandy beaches, to wetlands, rolling green hills and mountains.