SEASONS & WEATHER

The Clutha Gold Trail & Roxburgh Gorge Trails are opened all year
round  (subject to any maintenance / flooding closures).  Please follow our Facebook pages for up-to-date alerts:

 

Link:   facebook.com/CluthaGoldTrail

 

Link:  facebook.com/roxburghgorge

 

 

Summer

– late November, December, January, February and early March

In summer, daytime temperatures can reach the mid 30s and as It’s mostly a dry heat, so ensure you have lots

of fluids, a cap and sunscreen. The daylight hours are longer, ensuring you see as much of our Otago as possible.

 

Autumn

– early March, April and May

Temperatures can reach the mid-twenties, but drop to just below 0 degrees Celcius at night, so expect frosty mornings. The perfect time for experiencing the Clutha Gold & Roxburgh Gorge Trail, whether it
be cycling or walking. Witness Central Otago as the landscape explodes into vibrant colours of red, gold, and orange against the back drop of the mighty Clutha River and rugged hills.

 

Winter

– June, July, August and early September

Though winter days in Central Otago are often frosty and cold, the Clutha Gold & Roxburgh Gorge Trails are still cyclable and stunning.  Snow-capped mountains sparkle against clear skies on these mostly-sunny days. While nights can reach below zero degrees Celcius. Take care on shaded areas, as they may become slippery with ice.

 

Spring

– late September, October and early November

The weather during Spring is often quite changeable. Spring days can
be filled with fine, sunny weather and then a sudden change can bring winds, showers and even the occasional snowfall.  Temperatures range from -3 to 20 degrees Celcius.

 

 

Weather Forcasts for New Zealand

 

For up-to-date weather forecasts in Central Otago visit:   www.metservice.com/rural/central-otago

 

For up-to-date weather forecasts in Clutha visit:   www.metservice.com/rural/clutha

 

Be sure to wear and carry plenty of sunscreen,

regardless of the season. Slip Slop Slap.

 

www.sunsmart.org.nz

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