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Clutha Gold & Roxburgh Gorge

Two of NZ's Great Rides

SEASONS & WEATHER

The Clutha Gold Trail and Roxburgh Gorge Trails are open year-round  (subject to any maintenance or flooding closures).  Follow our Facebook pages for up-to-date alerts:

 

facebook.com/CluthaGoldTrail

 

facebook.com/roxburghgorge

 

 

Summer

(late November, December, January, February and early March)

In summer, daytime temperatures can reach the mid-30s. It’s mostly a dry heat, so ensure you have lots of fluids to drink, a cap or hat and sunscreen.  Daylight hours are long (sun set can be after 10pm) ensuring you see as much of our outstanding scenery as possible.

 

Autumn

(early March, April and May)

Temperatures can reach the mid-twenties, but may drop to just below zero degrees Celcius at night, so expect some frosty mornings. Vibrant autumn reds and golds make it a great time for to experience the trails.

 

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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