Trail Updates

Helpful Tips

  • Open year-round, the trail is suitable for all ages
  • Ride or walk at your own risk
  • Keep left and consider other users; cyclists give way to walkers
  • Be aware of falling branches in high winds
  • Swimming in the Clutha (Mata-au) River is not recommended; it is dangerous.
  • The trail crosses the highway at several points; always take care
  • Be aware that river levels can change without warning
  • Use the trail only during daylight hours
  • Bicycle – a mountain bike is best. Always wear a helmet and take tools and a puncture repair kit.
  • Water – take plenty with you.
  • Food and refreshments – take food for snacks and lunch. Once you leave Alexandra there is no access to food or drink along the Roxburgh Gorge trail.
  • Medical – take a first aid kit with you.
  • Comfort stops – there are toilets available in Alexandra and Roxburgh, at the beginning and end of the trail, and at Doctors Point and Shingle Creek.
  • Clothing – wear layers as the climate can be changeable any time of year.
  • Sun protection – it’s sensible to wear sunscreen at any time of year, but particularly in the very hot summer months.