• Sunderland Street
  • Clyde Wine & Food Harvest Festival
  • The Clyde Dam
  • From the Clyde Lookout
  • Archway and apricot trees, Clyde
  • Clyde on Sunday Market - Childrens kite making
  • Xmas Lights Clyde

Welcome to Clyde, Central Otago

Steeped in the culture and history of early New Zealand, Clyde was born when thousands of miners rushed to the area after discovery of gold in 1862. It is now one of the most in-tact towns from the early NZ Otago Gold Rush of the 1860s. With its beautifully preserved historic buildings in the Historic Precinct, two museums, pretty gardens, cafés, restaurants and a myriad of outdoor activities, Clyde is a great place to base yourself for a few days and should not be missed.

“On the banks of the emerald-green Clutha River, the little village of Clyde looks more like a cute 19th-century gold-rush film set than a real town. Clyde retains a friendly, small-town feel, and even when holidaymakers arrive in numbers over summer, it’s a great place to chill out. It’s also one end of the Otago Central Rail Trail.”

LONELY PLANET 2012

CLYDE MUST DO’S

• Jump on a cruise to Doctors Point

• Ride part or all of the Otago Central Rail Trail

• Visit at least one of the Museums

• Take time for a round of golf

• Take a scenic flight over the hidden treasures of the region

• Visit a vineyard in the Clyde/Alexandra Basin to sample some local wines

• Explore Clyde’s history with the Walk Around Historic Clyde brochure



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