Beaumont Bridge over Clutha River - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing the road bridge at Beaumont over the Clutha River. There is a picnic spot by the southern end of the bridge, and it was a great place for lunch on the drive from Dunedin to Wanaka. The river looked beautiful and was very relaxing to watch.
Beaumont Bridge over Clutha River - FURTHER INFORMATION
Beaumont Bridge over Clutha River - South Otago visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Beaumont Bridge over Clutha River' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Otago.
The Clutha River is the second longest river in New Zealand. At Beaumont there is a road bridge across the river. A rail service used to also run here, but has long been closed. The water levels are controlled upstream by the Roxburgh Dam and can rise very rapidly if the dam releases a lot of water. A short distance downstream is the only Clutha River Ferry at Tuapeka Mouth. This is the only punt ferry in the Southern Hemisphere and has been running for over 100 years.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: Beaumont lies on the 8 Highway about 55km from Milton to the southeast and 77km from Alexander to the northwest.