Newcastle Track with views of the Clutha River

Image: DOC


Suitable for biking and walking this track follows the true left of the Clutha River from Hāwea River swing bridge to Kane Road.

Track overview

12 km one way

Walking and tramping

2-3 hr Easy: Walking track

Mountain biking

Intermediate: Grade 3

Dog access

Dogs allowed. Keep dog under control at all times.

About this track


This track enhances public access to the Clutha River where walkers, cyclists and runners are able to enjoy views of the river and panoramic shots of the surrounding peaks. 

A loop option is possible when combined with the Upper Clutha River Track, located on the true right of the river.

This cycle track weaves its way around the true left of the Clutha River through typical Otago grasslands, Matagori and Kanuka landscapes. The undulating terrain provides variety for mountain bikers seeking more of a challenge than the trails on the true right of the river.

It was designed by the Upper Clutha Tracks Trust and formed by DOC.

Getting there

The Newcastle Track is found on the true left of the Clutha River and can be accessed from either the Hāwea River swing bridge; Albert Town or the Kane Road car park.

Know before you go

There is damage on secions of the track - take extra care crossing these. After wet weather, cyclists may need to dismount and carry their cycles over damaged sections.


Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   0272696871
Fax:   03 4437660
Address:   1 Ballantyne Road
Wanaka 9305
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343
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