Local Activities


Otago Central Rail Trail

Cycling & Mountain Biking - Alexandra/Clyde , Alexandra

New Zealand's Original Great Ride is open all year round. It's all off-road, no traffic, just Central Otago's big skies and distinctive landscape to enjoy.

Come and experience for yourself why thousands of people love exploring Otago Central Rail Trail at a leisurely pace. Whatever your interests are, there's something here for you. Discover old historic gold-mining villages, country pubs, rugged scenery, or try some great off-trail adventures... check out all the things to "See and Do" on our site. Get a group of friends together and come and find what "Southern Hospitality" is all about.

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Clutha River Cruises and Jet Tours

Jet Boats & Cruises - Alexandra/Clyde, Alexandra

Explore the mighty Clutha River. Journey to the isolated reaches of the stunning and historic Roxburgh Gorge. Marvel at some of New Zealand's best examples of European and Chinese gold mining. View the mining sites of Doctors and Butchers Points and see the schist huts that the miners lived in all those years ago. Take in some of the most spectacular scenery that only Central Otago can offer and try your luck at Gold Panning!

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Clutha River Cruises and Jet Tours

Alexandra Golf Club

Golf - Alexandra/Clyde, Alexandra

Alexandra Golf Club embraces Central Otago's special character. The natural environment of sun, sand, and thyme clad hills have been used to transform a semi-desert into a delightful course that challenges and pleases golfers of all ages and abilities. It has easy walking on well-groomed tree-lined fairways, year-round settled weather, and long summer daylight hours.

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Central Otago Rock and Tussock Safaris

Take one of our tours of discovery, a photographic journey to view Central Otago’s most spectacular scenery and ecology, from vast open skies to incredible rock formations and golden tussocks. On the way, we will visit some historic places from this area’s past, travel through some undulating backcountry roads to experience pristine rivers and majestic mountain ranges.

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Como Villa Estate - Vineyard, Musuem & Function Venue

Specializing in high-quality wines situated only 3kms from Alexandra on Earnscleugh Road. The property has unique historical value having had a vineyard before the turn of the century.

Our wine tasting venue is a restored house built in 1865, so our wine tasters walk back in time, over 130 years. Seeing is believing…..

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Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery

Central Stories is home to Central Otago's only public art gallery, The Russell Henderson Gallery and Gillian Grant Room. Open daily from 10 am - 4 pm it showcases artist's work, tour exhibitions, and in-house events. This large space has recently been extended and how has a total of 43.5 running meters of wall hanging space. It has two areas for displays, the Russell Henderson Gallery with a ceiling height of 3.5 meters and the Gillian grant Room, a more intimate space, with a height of 2.8 meters.

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The Orchard Garden Cafe & Function Centre

The Orchard Garden is a large country garden, licensed cafe and function center situated between Alexandra and Clyde. There is signposted access for walkers and mountain bikes directly from the Central Otago Rail Trail with vehicle access from Dunstan Road.

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Alexandra Historic Bridge

The Alexandra Bridges refers to the old and new bridges that cross the Clutha River in Alexandra, New Zealand.[1] The bridges are situated at the confluence of the Clutha River/Mata-au River and Manuherikia River.

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