Roxburgh Area

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


The Teviot Valley is a ribbon district that runs either side of State Highway 8. Its main town and retail hub is located at Roxburgh. The smaller communities of the Teviot Valley include Lake Roxburgh Village, Ettrick and Millers Flat.


The Teviot Valley has a variety of accommodation for travellers to relax from lodges to B&B's, motels and backpackers.

Roxburgh Gorge Trail

A spectacular one-day ride through truly iconic country, between Alexandra and Roxburgh Dam along the Clutha Mata-au River is a trail worth exploring.

Clutha Gold Trail

This trail is a unique heritage experience along the mighty Clutha Mata-au River. Starting from Roxburgh, this trail travels through the Beaumont Gorge branching off into the rich green valley's towards the historic gold mining town of Lawrence.

Wine & Food

Roxburgh and the Teviot Valley has a number of takeaways, cafes and restaurants for visitors, locals and those just passing through.

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