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Clyde, New Zealand
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About Clyde, Otago

Clyde is a historic gold mining town filled with charming colonial cottages and handsome stone buildings. Café hop in the town centre, learn about the town’s Gold Rush heyday at local museums and marvel at the enormous hydroelectric dam. The sunny climate is perfect for adventure-fuelled activities like mountain biking and hiking.

Things to do in Clyde

The Clyde town centre is filled with handsome turn-of-the-century buildings built in the Gold Rush. Most have been reimagined as quaint cafes, boutiques and B&Bs. Enjoy lunch at a local tavern and walk up to the Clyde Dam Lookout for fantastic views over the cobalt-blue dam.

Dive into the unique history and heritage of the town at the Clyde Historical Museums. The museums occupy a series of heritage buildings and feature exhibits on the Gold Rush, Māori culture and the construction of the Clyde Dam.

Use Clyde as a base to explore the rugged landscapes of Central Otago. Lace up your boots and hit the walking tracks or rent a bike and explore the famous Otago Central Rail Trail. The trail stretches 150 kilometres across the South Island and follows the route of a former railway. Sections around Clyde take you past picturesque vineyards, orchards and farmland.

The Lake Dunstan Trail is another popular route and links Clyde with the neighbourhing township of Cromwell. There are shady picnic spots along the way where you can stop for lunch. Stock up on locally grown cherries and nectarines before you set off. Kayak rentals and scenic boat cruises are another popular way to enjoy the lake.

Getting around Clyde

Clyde is compact and easy to get around on foot, while rental cars offer the freedom to visit Clyde and explore Central Otago at your own pace. The town is in Central Otago, a 1.5-hour drive from Queenstown and 5.5 hours from Christchurch.

Facts about staying in Clyde, Otago

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  • What are the best hotels in Clyde?

    One of the most popular hotels in Clyde is Olivers Central Otago, which has been reviewed by 188 users and currently has a rating of 9.5/10. Other top-rated locations include Hartley Homestead Boutique B and B and 23onAlbert, which have received 9.2/10 and 9.7/10 ratings from our users, respectively.

  • What is the cheapest month to book a hotel in Clyde?

    The cheapest month to book a hotel in Clyde is October ($92). Conversely, the most expensive month to stay in Clyde is May ($113).

  • What is the cheapest day to book a hotel in Clyde?

    The cheapest day to stay in Clyde is Monday ($92). On the other hand, travelers can expect to pay the most on Saturday, when the average nightly price is $113.

  • What are some other cities to stay in when visiting Otago?

    In addition to Clyde, travelers opt to visit Queenstown when visiting Otago. Lawrence is also a popular choice to visit.

  • How many hotels are there in Clyde?

    In total, there are 51 hotels to choose from in Clyde, compared to 4,071 properties in Otago.

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