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Clutha District

From the coastal waterfall forests of the Catlins to the deep rugged ravines of gold country

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Clutha District

This area has a lot to offer, from some rich history to splendid native forests. Clutha is the Gaelic name for the River Clyde in Scotland and Balclutha's Maori name is Iwikatea, which means bleached bones from a wild battle that left human bones strewn over the ground. The Clutha district holds onto the majority of the Catlins, an area known for it's scenic coastal landscape and dense temperate rain forest with waterfalls galore and beautiful beaches as far as the eye can see.
The Clutha district has been inhabited since around 1350 AD. But wasn't on the world map until a man named Gabriel Reid found some gold in a river near Lawrence. Thats what kicked off the Otago Gold Rush. The district spans from the Chaslands to Waipori to near Piano Flat.
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