Roxburgh Gorge Trail - Transport, Shuttles & Jet Boat Experience

A range of transport and shuttle services are available for cyclists riding the Roxburgh Gorge Trail in Central Otago. Pick ups, drop offs, and bag shuttles can be arranged through several local operators and bus companies.

Note all transport services must be booked in advance.

Bus & Shuttle Services

For specialist transfer information for both the Roxburgh Gorge Trail and Clutha Gold Trail contact one of the following businesses; Altitude Bikes, Bike It Now, Trail Journeys, She Bikes He Bikes, Beaumont Jet, or ask at a Central Otago Visitor Centres

Jet Boat Experience

To experience the whole Roxburgh Gorge Trail, you will need to book a leisurely jet boat ride between Doctors Point (Alexandra end) and Shingle Creek (Roxburgh Dam end).

Doctors Point (10km) and Shingle Creek (11km) are the half way marks at either end of the trail, both ideal spots to stop and relax taking in the impressive scenery before catching the a jetboat down or up river to rejoin the trail.

This jet boat ride is approximately 45 minutes and covers 13km through some of the most stunning scenery New Zealand has to offer.

Essential information you need to know:

There are currently two jetboat operators servicing the trail - Beaumont Jet & Clutha River Cruises

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL as numbers carried on the jet boat are limited and there are five set daily departures from Doctors Point and Shingle Creek.

A minimum of 2 people required.

Due to weather and river conditions, operators reserve the right to cancel departures as your safety is paramount.

Bookings can be direct with Beaumont Jet or Clutha River Cruises, or through one of the Central Otago Visitor Centres (03) 262 7999 or email visitorcentre@codc.govt.nz

Daily departure times - There are set departure times from Doctors Point jetty and Shingle Creek jetty.

Cyclists and walkers need to be at the appropriate jetty 15 minutes before departure time.

Other group departures can be accommodated, by prior arrangement and bookings essential.

Planning
Otago Central Rail Trail
Discover New Zealand's Original Great Ride - The Otago Central Rail Trail is a relaxing 4-5 day ride through big sky landscapes and through historic townships. Read More

Roxburgh Gorge Trail
Explore New Zealand's Grand Canyon - The Roxburgh Gorge Trail is a unique one day experience. Described as 'Another World' this 34km trail includes a unique jet boat transfer. Read More

Clutha Gold Trail
A 73km journey of discovery through a tapestry of diverse landscapes from seductively rugged semi-arid dry lands through to lush green contoured farmlands that follow powerful Clutha Mata Au River. Read More

Cycling & Mountain Biking Trails
Central Otago boasts a diversity of cycling and mountain bike trails that beckon the cyclist to experience the freedom and the joy of getting off the beaten track. Read More

Getting to Central Otago
The Central Otago region is located in the middle of the South Island of New Zealand. A scenic a 1hr drive from Queenstown International Airport and accessible via road from Dunedin & Christchurch airports. Read More

Cycle Hire, Bike Rental & Tours
Central Otago has several specialist cycling operators who offer fully escorted tours or individual itineraries. These businesses can hire cycles and organise luggage transfers, accommodation and transport so you can cycle as much or as little as you choose. Read More

Download or request a Cycle Brochure
Download or request a 16-page colour brochure on cycling in Central Otago, featuring some of the region's key trails and inspiring imagery. Read More
Central Otago - Our Regional Identity
Central Otago - Our Regional Identity 'A World of Difference' defines what is uniquely Central Otago as a place and a community. Read More

Central Otago NZ - Through Local Eyes
Central Otago NZ - Through Local Eyes Meet some unique and passionate Central Otago locals and be introduced to their favourite places and activities. Read More

Central Otago Food & Wine
Central Otago Food & Wine Central Otago is a place of sheer indulgence – whether it’s fine dining, a casual al-fresco lunch or café culture. You will be spoilt for choice when enjoying local fare and award winning wines at the great selection of cafés, restaurants, cellar doors and country pubs. Read More
site maplegal information | login
evoSuite Tourism Marketing Software | Web Design by ReserveGroup