Coal Creek, Ettrick, Millers Flat, Lake Roxburgh Village, Roxburgh, Shingle Creek
Scorched morning rays herald a patchwork of fruit orchards alongside farms that creep toward tussock-clad hills. Magnificent mountain ranges hold vigil over the mighty river and its offshoots, safeguarding secrets of times long since past.
Roxburgh town lies alongside the Clutha River in the beautiful Teviot Valley. Its lake was created by the Roxburgh Dam, commissioned in 1956.
Pre-European Maori hunted the now extinct, giant flightless Moa here. Settlers began farming in the late 1850s and gold miners quickly followed. They left behind historic relics and streets named after Scottish borders.
Learn the story of the miners' Lonely Graves at Millers Flat, where there is also an old bakehouse, suspension bridge, and the stone ruins of a Teviot woolshed. In Roxburgh, some beautiful mud-brick and stone buildings are still in use, and the gorge has many preserved Chinese rock shelters.
Taste exquisite summer fruits of cherries, apricots, plums, nectarines, peaches, pears, berries and apples at roadside orchard stalls, also laden with preserves, juices, and fresh vegetables.
Fish for salmon on the Clutha, and trout in the lakes. Indulge in water sports on Lake Roxburgh. Walk the Town River Walkways, Old Bullock Trail and others, or four wheel drive, mountain bike, or trek into the hills.