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Surreal space, if the Dalai Lama wanted to hang out in a southern NZ Tibet, then this is the spot. Get out your incense and get remote.

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An old bridge spanning the mighty Clutha River

Clutha River Track

Alexandra to Clyde

Clutha River Track

Alexandra to Clyde

Time: 3 - 4 hrs, Distance: 12.8km (one way)

Cruising up to one of the many tunnels

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St Bathans

Blue Lake Walk

St Bathans

Blue Lake Walk

St Bathans

Time: 30 min to 1.5 hrs

Cycle Surgery

Middlemarch

3.5 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

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Rissmann

Gibraltar

Old Cromwell Town: Look at old houses, lovely restored.

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Quartz Reef Point Walk

Time: 20 min return

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Mel

New Zealand

Otago Rail Trail – 3 day bike ride, almost free if you have your own bike and tent. Sort your vehicle shuttles out before you start and your accommodation during the summer if you are staying in lodges as it gets REALLY busy. Don’t ride too fast over the bridges (I broke my spokes) and it can be a fairly long push to the next little township. Bring a wine and some glasses for enjoying the views anywhere. You also don’t have to do the whole thing, you can just do parts of the trail, and there are better parts than others. Read all the interpretive information along the trail to get the full feeling of what the area was like back in the day. A cruisey trip. There were even people carrying fishing rods on the back of their bikes..... It all starts in the small town of Clyde.

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Time: 5 hr, Distance: 10 km

Earnscleugh tailings

Time: 2 - 3 hr

Come in time battery

Time: 15 min return, Distance: 2 km