IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
TRAIL CLOSED NORTH OF MILTON
21 August 2023 until further notice.
The Clutha Gold Trail is temporarily closed between Milton and Circle Hill Road due to bridge construction work.
As Milton was close to an easy route to Central Otago, it grew quickly during the goldrush years of the 1860s and became a major staging post for prospectors heading for the goldfields. Likewise, today, Milton is an important service centre for cyclists and walkers on the Clutha Gold Trail heading to or from Lawrence.
From Milton, the trail follows a wide, flat floodplain and includes an impressive section of boardwalks around the wetlands and shore of Lake Waihola. Take your time to enjoy the landscape and nature around Lake Waihola and appreciate the extensive habitat restoration along the trail.