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Clyde is a small town in Central Otago, New Zealand.
It is nestled in a sheltered basin at the foot of an immense and crooked gorge, now flooded by the huge concrete hydro dam just upstream.
The old gorge was a severe test of mettle for early goldfields traffic and horse teams often paused in Clyde to prepare for the rigours ahead.
The town is surrounded by an area renowned first for gold, then for its stone fruit orchards, especially in the Earnscleugh district. The fruits thrived here in the hot, dry summers but more recently huge areas of grapes have been planted with local vineyards producing their internationally renowned Pinot Noir.
Many historic buildings have survived and the town centre has been declared a historic precinct.
Some buildings have been refurbished as cafes, bars, and places to stay.
The current population of Clyde is roughly 1000 but, as many of these are owners of holiday homes, the usual population is somewhat smaller than that.
THINGS TO SEE DO AND EXPERIENCE IN THE AREA
Clyde and its nearby towns offer numerous recreational activities throughout the year.
Clyde is the place to visit, whether you like cycling, walking, water sports, skiing, ice skating, curling, fishing, golf, wine tasting etc.
Annual events such as the Clyde Food and Wine Festival held on Easter Sunday are extremely popular.
The Central Otago Tourism site -
provides extensive information about anything to do with a vacation in Central Otago.
For more information on “What’s on in Clyde” visit
From our ideal location you can explore the region all year round. Popular tourist destinations like Wanaka, Queenstown, Cardrona, Bendigo, Naseby and St Bathans are all only around an hour’s drive away.
Roxburgh Gorge Trail
Clutha Gold Trail
Explore the historic gold rush era in Clyde, Cromwell, Arrowtown, Tarras & St Bathans
Clyde things to do
Tracks & Walkways Central Otago
Visit the Winter Playgrounds
Queenstown & Wanaka (only 60 minute drive),
Alexandra ice rink (10 minute drive),
Naseby – the curling capital also has an outdoor luge and ice rink (75 minute drive)
Cardrona - http://www.cardrona.com/
Treble Cone - http://www.treblecone.com/
Coronet Peak - http://www.coronetpeak.com/
Cross Country Skiing - http://www.snowfarmnz.com/
The Remarkables - https://www.theremarkables.co.nz/
Alexandra ice rink - http://www.alexicerink.co.nz/
Queenstown ice rink - http://www.queenstownicearena.co.nz/
Naseby Curling rink - http://www.curling.co.nz/
Naseby Ice Luge - http://www.lugenz.com/
Events in the Area
Central Otago Events Calendar http://www.centralotagonz.com/event-calendar
Clyde Events http://www.clyde.co.nz/ClydeEvents.html
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