A beautiful and diverse area of New Zealand
The Teviot Valley is home to a tapestry of diverse landscapes. It is New Zealand’s southernmost fruit-growing area and has been a significant pastoral farming area for the past 150 years. Many crops are produced commercially here including berries, stone and pip fruit, saffron and vegetables.
The area has a rich pioneering and gold mining history - the local museum is well worth a visit to discover the stories of the past.
There are many walking tracks to enjoy. A short two-hour walk from Lake Roxburgh Lodge to Roxburgh gives you the opportunity to embrace the history of gold mining and electricity generation, and to enjoy the spectacular Clutha Mata-Au River. Alternatively, enjoy another part of the Roxburgh Gorge or Clutha Gold Trail on an afternoon stroll, or take a cycle ride on one of these two world-class trails.
Indulge in a famous Jimmy’s Pie (traditional mutton or gourmet), or enjoy coffee, lunch or dinner at a local café.
For the art enthusiast, there are pottery and painting galleries to explore. Roxburgh is also home to New Zealand’s longest-running cinema - movies have screened here since 1897. And if you’re keen on photography every season will delight: the spring blossoms, the autumn colours, the snow on the mountains in winter and the beautiful, expansive blue skies of summer.
If you’re keen on fishing, renown Lake Onslow is only an hour away - it will not disappoint especially when the cicadas are flying in late January and February. Or a little closer to the Lodge you can fish for Salmon, just below the spillway of the Roxburgh Dam in season – January and February.
Looking for a place to relax and restore? Look no further – Lake Roxburgh Lodge is just the place.