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Alexandra & Clyde

It’s not just our sense of humour that’s dry. We have the lowest rainfall in the country.

Alexandra & Clyde

Alexandra, established in 1862 in the gold mining era, is nestled where the Clutha Mata-au and Manuherikia rivers meet. ‘Alex’ as it’s affectionately known by locals, is a wine and fruit growing haven and home to a community that thrives on recreation and outdoor adventure. You'll also never forget the time, with the famous 11 metre tall 'Clock on the Hill' standing watch across the township.

North west along the Clutha River sits the small and perfectly preserved goldmining town of Clyde, well known for its giant hydro dam, built during NZ's 'Think Big' era. Clyde has its roots in gold, fruit orchards and as the start (or finish) of the Otago Central Rail Trail. The towns reputation has grown thanks to its old world charm, historic buildings, boutique shops and cafes. And with world class vineyards in every direction, you can take your palate somewhere it hasn’t been before.

Through the seasons there are numerous local events in Alexandra and Clyde that celebrate community and the best of the region, from the long running Alexandra Blossom Festival, Clyde Wine & Food Festival, to racing the hills (up or down) with the Linger and Die and Revolution mountain bike races, or even a run through the vineyards.

Cycling & Mountain Biking

The mountains are much more than a backdrop to our easier cycle trails.

Get rolling

The clock on the hill

The iconic Alexandra clock on the hill has kept the town on time since 1968.

Get walking

Alexandra Basin Wines

Spend some quality time with your taste buds.

Taste this place

Feeling hungry, or thirsty?

Wine & Food

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Alexandra, Clyde and the surrounding townships are home to a diverse range of businesses, community groups, creatives, artisan producers.

Whether you need your tap fixed, want to join a gym, or wondering where you can buy local products. Our Community and Business directory will help connect you with the local options.

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