Here in Clutha, there are endless opportunities to get out and about and enjoy yourself, no matter what you’re into. We love our sport and are passionate about recreation!

The great outdoors are on our doorstep, with amazing walks and adventures such as kayaking, surfing, cycling, fishing and hunting all here in Clutha. We are a short distance from Central Otago where there are skifields, more cycle trails, and activities for the thrill-seeker. Our towns have a range of recreation facilities, from sports fields to playgrounds, halls to libraries, to swimming pools.

Balclutha is home to the Cross Recreation Centre an award-winning facility which includes the Powernet Sports Arena - home for many activities; a gym, netball, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, tennis, holiday programmes…..and that’s just a few! Check out the Cross Centre for more info.

Team sports are a big part of our communities, from rugby, netball, cricket, football, hockey, touch rugby and more. Indoor activities include squash, badminton, indoor bowls and darts, to music and dance. Throughout Clutha, creative clubs, artists, galleries, craft shops, and museums can be found. The strength of the Clutha community is evident in the many proactive community groups based here. If you are into volunteering and supporting your community, we have plenty of opportunities, check them out the Clutha District Councils Community Directory.