After finishing our trip from Reinga to Bluff we got the bus to Balclutha to check out some trails .
We had treated ourselves to a car rental for a day where we tripped around the Catlins an amazing coastline . A lot easier to get around in a car as up and down into. Aya and beaches . We viewed waterfalls and the cathedral caves ,really worth a visit
We also got out to Nugget point such an amazing place
After our lazy day in the car we headed out to Lawrence from Balclutha ended up being 72 km but we travelled a very quiet great sealed road , actually across all the mountains through rich farmland
We missed taking the punt across the Clutha River as timing was out as it only runs 2 hours morning and afternoon. Works on the flow of the river and a pulley system
We had booked ahead a hut due to wet weather forecast again and was so glad we did , temperatures dropped to 7 degrees . When we woke it was misty and cold but certainly hot in the kitchen where a blazing fire was going .
We set off for Lawrence on the Otago Gold trail such a great trail easy riding The trail followed the Clutha River for a large part which was very scenic. We arrived in Lawrence and pitched the tent for the night
Lovely camping ground friendly folk and a good local pub