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.


Kayak Training on the Clutha River, BeaumontKayak Training on the Clutha River, Beaumont

The Clutha River provides excellent Grade 2-3 conditions for recreational kayakers, and for kayak training. School groups and clubs from all over the region, from Queenstown to Dunedin, use many sections of the river.

Kayaks, Beaumont Camping GroundKayaks, Beaumont Camping Ground

Kayakers at Beaumont Camping GroundKayakers at Beaumont Camping Ground

Kayaking on the Upper CluthaKayaking on the Upper Clutha

The Upper Clutha is cherished among kayakers, who relish some of the best medium grade high volume whitewater for kayaking in New Zealand. Kayakers paddle the upper reaches independently or on guided trips, almost daily through the summer months. School groups of 30-40 students regulary train with instructors.

Kayakers at Reko's Point, Upper CluthaKayakers at Reko's Point, Upper Clutha

Triathletes regularly train on the Clutha River in preparation for multisport events, held on the Clutha and other rivers.

Kayaking the Pioneer Rapid, Upper CluthaKayaking the Pioneer Rapid, Upper Clutha


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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