» Things to Do » Walks » Alexandra & Clyde Area » Shaky Bridge

Shaky Bridge - Alexandra Clock

view of Alexandra Clock from the Shaky Bridge over ManuherikiaThis short walk is up the hill to the iconic Alexandra clock, a unique illuminated hillside timepiece that has served the town since 1968. 

The walk starts in Alexandra township and crosses the historic Shaky Bridge (in Kerry Street) over the Manuherikia River. This is a very old wooden suspension bridge and the name is most descriptive! Originally a vehicle bridge into Alexandra, it is now a footbridge only, with magnificent views down to the river and gorge below. There are good swimming holes in the river nearby. 

After passing alongside vineyards at the foot of the hill the track climbs steeply up a rocky and uneven track to the foot of the 11 meter wide clock. This was a Jaycee project involving many hours of voluntary work to install the components. The mechanism has been upgraded several times and is a reliable timekeeping feature of the Alexandra landscape.

At Easter an illuminated cross is placed on the hillside nearby. 

From here the panoramic view of Alexandra and the surrounding countryside will reward the effort getting up. All the mountain ranges in the area can be seen, from the Old Man Range right around to the Hawkdun Range. 

Return by the same route as you came and perhaps stop for refreshments in the café near the Shaky Bridge. Allow about an hour for this easy but steep walk from the town centre.

» Home
 Visiting Here
» Discovery
» Must Do
» Things to Do
» Places To Visit
» Accommodation
» Where to Eat
» Events
» Getting Here
» Trade & Media
» i-Sites
» Image Galleries
» Newsletter Signup
 Living Here
» Lifestyle
» Living Here or Looking To Move Here
» Community Development
» Community Directory
» Contact Community Development
 Doing Business Here
» Enterprise
» Economic Development
» Business Directory
» Economic Profile
» Professional Development, Training, & Networking
» Strategy, Research & Reports
» Employment Opportunities
» Starting A Business in Central Otago
» Business Continuity and Emergency Management
» Industry Sectors
» Latest News
» Contact Economic Development
email this pageprint this pagesite maplegal information | login
evoSuite Tourism Marketing Software | Web Design by ReserveGroup