Two Days Queenstown to Dunedin via Alexandra and Roxburgh View Itinerary PDF
Approximate drive times
Queenstown to Alexandra 1.15 hour (SH6&8))
Alexandra to Roxburgh 30 min (SH8)
Roxburgh to Dunedin 2.15 hour (SH8)
Imagine Autumn glows, red and amber along the banks of rivers that flow to a heart founded on gold, and shaped by enterprise.
Scorched morning rays herald a patchwork of fruit orchards alongside farms that creep toward tussock-clad hills. Taste exquisite summer fruits of cherries, apricots, plums, nectarines, peaches, pears, berries and apples at roadside orchard stalls.
Day One: Depart Queenstown mid-morning to Alexandra
Explore the mighty Clutha River
Journey the isolated reaches of the historic and picturesque thyme studded Roxburgh Gorge. Marvel at some of New Zealand’s best examples of European and Chinese mining. Clutha River Cruises will take you through some of the most stunning scenery that only Central Otago can provide.
Discover unique Central Otago produce
Take time to visit a variety of small boutique studios, gourmet food producers and artists in the area. A roadside shop sells fresh fruit and gourmet products including pickled walnuts, fruit pickles, sauces, chutneys and fruit liqueur toppings.
Specialists in natural yarns and fibres for knitting, weaving, spinning, felting and embroidery, all Touch Yarns and colours are designed by Marnie Kelly, inspired by the stark beauty of thyme fields, mountains and the historic goldfields of Central Otago. Visit the showroom in Clyde and purchase some of the world’s finest quality wool and mohair today.
Day Two: Depart Alexandra or Roxburgh mid-morning to Dunedin
Roxburgh lies alongside the Clutha River in the beautiful Teviot Valley. Try the famous Jimmy’s Pie, world famous in New Zealand for over 40 years. Delicious local fruit includes cherries, apricots, plums, nectarines, peaches, pears and tasty crisp apples found at roadside stalls.
River Valley’s and vistas
Lake Roxburgh Lodge offer guided 4WD trips through river valley’s to pristine high country lakes, or into the high country of the Old Man Range to discover goldmining relics and spectacular vistas. Alternatively kayak on Lake Roxburgh, a secluded and peaceful lake surrounded by deep gorges or explore the local countryside by foot or by mountain bike.