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Distance: 34 km  | Fitness: Intermediate 

Between Alexandra and the Roxburgh Dam, this trail is described as another world...

The Roxburgh Gorge Trail is another world. It offers a wilderness experience through the remote and stunning Roxburgh Gorge.
The beauty of this magnificent trail is that you can choose what you want to experience, start to finish or just part of it.

Cycle or walk from Alexandra to Doctors Point and then back again, or start from Lake Roxburgh Dam and head upriver to Shingle Creek and return. Experiencing the whole trail, you will enjoy a leisurely boat transfer between Doctors Point and Shingle Creek. Sit back and become immersed in the splendid isolation that is Roxburgh Gorge - another world.

The colour palette is amazing! In late spring, the hillsides are covered in purple with flowering wild thyme, in summer the blue green of the Clutha River is in graphic contrast to the grey schist rock outcrops and in autumn the willow trees on the waters edge turn brilliant gold. Look for the New Zealand native falcon, the Karearea who has made its home in this spectacular gorge. 

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.

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Roxburgh Gorge Trail Official Partners

Trail Partners are local businesses that provide services or accommodation to support the Roxburgh Gorge Cycle Trail and meet certain cycle-friendly standards. The Roxburgh Gorge Trust encourages cyclists to support the businesses that support the trail.

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Opening of the Roxburgh Gorge Trail
After eight years of working to develop the Roxburgh Gorge Trail, it was officially opened on 24 October 2013... 

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About the Trail
The Roxburgh Gorge Trail is another world. It offers a wilderness experience through the remote and stunning Roxburgh Gorge..       

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Jet Boat Experience
Enjoy a leisurely jet boat ride between Doctors Point (Alexandra end) and Shingle Creek (Roxburgh Dam end). Book here...

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Maintenance Contribution
Volunteers will be managing the Roxburgh Gorge Trail into the future, hence the need for riders and walkers to contribute to the on-going maintenance.

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Safety on the Trail
Before you embark on discovering another world, be sure to check out these helpful tips to ensure you keep safe while riding or walking the trail.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find answers to all of your questions regarding the Roxburgh Gorge Trail.

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Stories along the Roxburgh Gorge Trail
As you walk or cycle along the Roxburgh Gorge Trail, discover the stories of another world...

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Our Villages - Roxburgh Gorge
Take the time to explore our villages at the beginning and at the end of the Roxburgh Gorge Trail...

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Roxburgh Gorge Trail Map
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