Daily cycle transfers between Doctors Point and Shingle Creek (both directions). This completes the part of the Roxburgh Gorge Trail not currently accessible by bike.
You and your bike will be picked up and then you will travel by Jet boat through 13 kilometres of the spectacular Roxburgh Gorge in Central Otago. Our boat pickup points connect both ways, from either Doctors Point or Shingle Creek.
On the journey you will get close up views of the Roxburgh Gorge and gain an insight into what the early gold miners endured to live in this part of Central Otago. In addition you will learn about their quest to make their fortune in the 1860’s New Zealand Gold Rush.
While on the trip, Dave your experienced Jet Boat Guide will also stop at various points of interest along the way and indulge in light hearted banter & stories. Dave has a lifetime of experience of goldmining & Jet-boating in Central Otago.
Finally you will disembark with your bike at either Doctors Point or Shingle Creek ready to get biking again. The jet boat transfer will be one of your favourite memories from the trail.
Boat Transfer Pricing:
Transfer Rates (One Way leaving from Doctors Point or Shingle Creek):
Adult & Bike: $140.00pp
Child under 14: $70.00pp
Child under 5: Please contact us
eBike Surcharge: $15.00 per bike
Max Capacity: 8 Bikes & 8 Passengers (or 10 Passengers only)
Current prices are in NZ dollars and valid from 1st October 2023 to 30th September 2024
Ts & Cs: If we need to cancel your trip due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances then a full refund will be given.
The Roxburgh Gorge Trail
The Roxburgh Gorge trail is a popular biking trail located in Central Otago, deep within the South Island of New Zealand. The trail covers a distance of approximately 34 kms and runs through the stunning Roxburgh Gorge. It offers bikers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The trail is known for its rugged terrain, making it a favourite for those looking for a shorter distance trail with a few more challenges.
The Roxburgh Gorge trail is situated along the banks of the mighty Clutha River (Mata-Au), one of the largest rivers in New Zealand. The river is known for its crystal-clear waters, which provide a serene backdrop for the trail. This means that bikers on the trail can take in the scenic beauty of the area as they navigate their way through rocky outcrops and historic gold-mining sites.
Boat Transfers on the Trail
One of the highlights of the Roxburgh Gorge Trail is the 13km of incomplete trail. This leads to an adventure not usually found on a bike trail. Departing from either Doctors Creek or Shingle Creek you can take a jet boat transfer which speeds you through the gorge (spins are optional). Learn more about the fascinating history of the area and enjoy commentary and several stops. Here you can explore the remains of old gold mining settlements, including miners accommodation, old sluice gates and water races.
In cooler months the jet boat offers heated hand rails, heated seats and warm jackets, hats and gloves for everyone who needs it. This means bikers can enjoy the boat transfer at any time of the year.
The Roxburgh Gorge trail is accessible to most bikers, with a well-maintained track that caters to everyone. The trail is completed in a day or can be joined with the Clutha Gold Trail for a longer bike adventure.
In short, the Roxburgh Gorge Trail is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the natural beauty and rich history of Central Otago. The stunning scenery, rugged terrain, and historic gold mining sites offer an unforgettable adventure for bikers of all ages and abilities.