The last Punt in the South!
Did you have any idea you could take your car across the Clutha by boat? I didn't. In-between the towns of Balclutha and Beaumont lies a small, old gold mining settlement at Tuapeka Mouth on the Clutha River. If you ever have a chance to drive to Central Otago via the East Coast and want something a little different, give The Punt a try. The Tuapeka Mouth Ferry (a.k.a. The Punt) is unique in its method of crossing a river. It only relies on the river's current and the rudders on its hull, unlike a conventional ferry that uses a motor.