The 10 Best Things to Do in Roxburgh, New Zealand

August 25, 2017 Oliva Fomby

Discover the best top things to do in Roxburgh, New Zealand including Roxburgh Gorge Trail, Clutha Gold Trail, Roxburgh i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, Roxburgh Hydro Dam & Lookout, Fairview Orchard, Bullock Track Roxburgh, Johnson's Cottage Orchard & Fruit Stall, Feinerman’s, Coal Creek Gardens, Highland Bike Hire.
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1. Roxburgh Gorge Trail

120 Scotland Street, Roxburgh 9500, New Zealand +64 3-446 8920
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Roxburgh Gorge Trail

Open all year round, the trail is a well-formed 2.5 metre wide gravel surface with some climbs. It will take up to four or five hours to complete depending on how you choose to experience it. The trail’s proximity to the Otago Central Rail Trail and the Clutha Gold Trail will also ensure that visitors to the area will have the opportunity to experience even more of Central Otago’s unique scenery.

Reviewed By Tarnia N - Nelson

Stunning trail. Excellent views on a relatively easy cycle trail suitable as a family ride. Recommend taking the jet boat as this just adds to the trip.

2. Clutha Gold Trail

120 Scotland Street, Roxburgh 9500, New Zealand +64 3-446 8920
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Clutha Gold Trail

The Clutha Gold Trail is one of the ‘Great Rides’ of Nga Haerenga The New Zealand Cycle Trail. Open year-round, this smooth, wide, well-formed trail over undulating, flat and meandering terrain requires moderate fitness. Whether you walk or ride, the trail offers a unique heritage experience in a diverse and stunning landscape - a journey of discovery around every corner.

Reviewed By Tarnia N - Nelson

This awesome ride we did back to back with the Roxburgh Gorge Trail. Easy riding with lots of places to stop. If you are riding with kids, remember to get your trail passport as it gives them the extra point to interest to find the rubbing stations and learn a little about the trail along the way. Plenty of nice places to stop and picnic, and even go for a swim so don't forget your togs. A 10minute walk and must stop is Horseshoe bend bridge restoration . Pinders pond was also and great stop for a quick dip if its hot. The Clutha River has a lovely spot for swimming and lunch just before Beaumont. Its definately worth a few minutes extra ride up to the lonely graves, nice site and interesting story. The tunnel was also a highlight for our child. All in all a great ride. Logistically a bit of a problem to organise but we stayed at Millers flat and biked one day (55kms) from Alex to Millers Flat, and then day two (47kms) from Millers Flat to Lawrence and caught the Intercity bus back to Millers Flat.

3. Roxburgh i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

120 Scotland Street, Roxburgh 9500, New Zealand +64 3-262 7999
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Roxburgh i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

We are officially the source of visitor information for those travelling to Central Otago. Our experienced staff can expertly help you with your plans and/or enquiries ranging from accommodation, activities, attractions and transportation to restaurants, shopping and everything in between. We can work with you to put together a complete holiday package, or simply provide you with directions.

Reviewed By NZfour - Christchurch, New Zealand

This is worth visiting if you need information about Roxburgh or it's surrounding area. Free brochures to take. Friendly and helpful staff. A selection of souvenirs are for sale.Great to hear you found our I-SITE helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

4. Roxburgh Hydro Dam & Lookout

Roxburgh E Road | Roxburgh Hydro Village, Roxburgh 9571, New Zealand
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Roxburgh Hydro Dam & Lookout

Reviewed By Zavija - Otago Region, New Zealand

The Roxburgh Hydro Electric Dam (10 mins drive towards Alexandra, off main highway) was built in the 1950s, it is worth parking up and walking across the dam top or driving above the dam to the lookout point (west side) for views and a great place to picnic. If your vehicle (not rentals) can handle it their is a second viewpoint 400m above the lower one, with amazing views, walks and cycling to be had. Take care of steep cliffs and bluffs, particularly on windy days and keep away from edge. Spectacular to see in flood-time when the floodgates are opened.

5. Fairview Orchard

3598, Coal Creek Road, Roxburgh 9571, New Zealand +64 27 220 6080
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Fairview Orchard

Fairview Orchard is your best choice for a food, coffee and drink stop shop when travelling through the Central Otago area. Selling a endless variety of stone fruits grown on the orchard; including cherries, apricots, nectarines, peaches and many more. We also offer a number of other food and drink options, from coffee and tea to real fruit ice creams made freshly on the spot.

Reviewed By Kendra J

The best place to get fruit when passing through Central Otago. Always a highlight of my time in the area, especially the real fruit ice creams!

6. Bullock Track Roxburgh

Roxburgh, New Zealand
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Bullock Track Roxburgh

Reviewed By Alen S - Ljubljana, Slovenia

The trail is not easy for 2 reasons. The one is that it is only going up and the other is that the trail is very exposed to the sun. So in summer go early in the morning or late in the evening. Take 3/4 hours for the whole hike (average pace). It offers nice views of the valley but it is nothing special.

7. Johnson's Cottage Orchard & Fruit Stall

217 Scotland Street, Roxburgh 9500, New Zealand +64 27 335 7388
Johnson's Cottage Orchard & Fruit Stall

With over 20 years experience in the horticultural industry, Johnson's Cottage prides themselves on stocking quality lines of fruit and produce. Call in to try their fresh fruit, homemade jams and pickles, beautiful preserves, honey, free range eggs, gourmet products and gift lines. Johnson's Cottage will go out of their way to ensure that you get a taste experience every time.

8. Feinerman’s

109 Scotland Street, Roxburgh 9500, New Zealand +64 21 900 643
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Feinerman’s

Feinerman’s is a boutique gym offering group classes and personal training. As well as the gym Feinerman’s is a whole food store selling organic dried goods and a range of whole food products. This business operates in a renovated 1870’s stone building and it is worth a look inside just to see the amazing stone work.

Reviewed By Jamier45 - Alexandra

On the Roxburgh high street this is a great opportunity to stop in and stock up on some seriously good food and snacks. In doing so you will experience and incredible restored historic building and be treated to wonderful customer service. Call in it is...MoreI’m so glad you enjoyed your visit when you were passing through

9. Coal Creek Gardens

3314 Coal Creek | State Highway 8 Fruitlants-Roxburgh, Roxburgh 9571, New Zealand +64 800 871 115
Coal Creek Gardens

We are a family run orchard in the heart of Central Otago in Roxburgh. Our roadside fruit stall is 5 minutes out of Roxburgh, where we sell a wide variety of fruit and preserves. Our list of fruits in order of availability are: -Cherries -Peaches -Raspberries -Apricots -Plums -Nectarines -Greengages -Pears -Apples

10. Highland Bike Hire

107 Scotland Street, Roxburgh 9500, New Zealand
Highland Bike Hire

Highland Bike Hire offer full day bike hire for self-guided rides on the Clutha Gold Trail and the Roxburgh Gorge Trail. Hire your bike from us in Roxburgh, Central Otago, explore the trails for one or more days. We are great cycle enthusiasts, long-term locals and love sharing our beautiful environment. We can help you plan your trip!

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