Until recently, New Zealand's spectacular Clutha River was threatened by four hydro dams proposed by Contact Energy, at Tuapeka Mouth, Beaumont, Queensberry and Luggate. This website remains active as a reminder that our New Zealand rivers are still not safe from commercial exploitation.


Canoests in open 'Canadian' canoes enjoy the highest volume medium grade water in New Zealand on the Clutha River, which provides ideal conditions for these boats. Individuals and groups in Canadian canoes navigate both the the Upper and Lower Clutha, usually in the summer months, often camping en route.

Canoeing in the Beaumont GorgeCanoeing in the Beaumont Gorge

Canadian canoeCanadian canoe

Navigating the Beaumont Rapids 'Rock Garden'Navigating the Beaumont Rapids 'Rock Garden'

Beaumont RapidsBeaumont Rapids

Canoeists running a chuteCanoeists running a chute

Stop laughing and paddleStop laughing and paddle

Resting and drying outResting and drying out


About This Site

'Save The Clutha' supports the 'Option 5 Campaign' launched by the Clutha River Forum, an alliance of river and conservation groups opposed to further "Think Big" dams on the Clutha River.

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