Born of gold, the beautiful heritage town of Clyde lies on the banks of the mighty Clutha River, amid the rugged Central Otago landscape. Once known as Dunstan, many of Clyde's wonderful stone buildings take you back in time to the gold rush days, and the historic precinct of Sunderland Street is a delight to explore. Heritage buildings include the Dunstan Times Building, Hartley Arms Hotel, Dunstan House, Dunstan Hotel, and the Clyde Railway Station, among others.

Clyde is the official starting (or ending) point of the Otago Central Rail Trail, which takes walkers, cyclists and horse riders through the stunning Central Otago countryside. You can go cycling, fishing, swimming, enjoy the local walks or tour the town and the surrounding wineries. The lookout walk is a popular choice, taking in the township, Clutha River and Clyde's awesome hydro electric dam. The town's annual wine and food festival is held on Easter Sunday, showcasing the best of local wine, food and entertainment.