Welcome to Alexandra
Unless you’ve come especially for the Easter Bunny Hunt or the springtime Blossom Festival and NZ Merino Shearing Championships, the main reason to visit unassuming Alexandra is mountain biking. It's the biggest Central Otago Rail Trail settlement by far, offering more eating and sleeping options than the rest of the one-horse (or fewer) towns on the route. It's also the start of the new Roxburgh Gorge Trail.Alex,... Read More
Top experiences in Alexandra
Full-Day Roxburgh Gorge Cycle Tour from Queenstown
Your adventure starts in Queenstown being picked up at your accommodation. You will travel to Clyde where, upon arrival at the depot (arriving 9am for a 9:30 departure), you will be fitted with your bikes and briefed on your tour. You will then be transported through to the lookout at Roxburgh Hyrdo Dam. From here you will start your cycle ride back to Clyde on the stunning Roxburgh Gorge Trail. From Roxburgh Dam lookout you will connect with the start of the Roxburgh Gorge Trail and make your way to the Shingle Creek Boat Ramp. Here you will meet up with your boat operator who will transfer you through to Doctors Point. Relax on board the boat while you take in the stunning scenery and history of the area. Disembark at Doctors Point where you continue on your cycle adventure through to Alexandra. In Alexandra, you can carry on the Railtrail to the office in Clyde, or take the scenic, peaceful River Track back (an additional 8kms). You will be taken back to Queenstown safely.
Full-Day Small-Group Guided Wine Tour in Central Otago
You'll depart for your small-group wine tour at 10:30am after being picked up from your accommodation in Queenstown, Wanaka, Alexandra or Cromwell. Enjoy riding in an air-conditioned minivan and meeting your expert sommelier. The first stop is Bannockburn where you will taste a selection of different varietals and styles. From there, get an idea of the types of wine you will enjoy the most. The rest of the day is tailored around you.The first half of the tour takes you through the Cromwell basin before you and your small-group stop for a delicious platter lunch (usually after three wineries). From there, head out on the second half of the tour, which takes you out to Alexandra, Central Otago's most southern wine region. Your guide will aim to take you to six wineries on the tour, but the tour is flexible. If you get wined out and want to head back early, you can. If the tour is on schedule, then another winery stop could be added. You'll be dropped off at your original departure point between 4:30pm and 5:30pm.