Hidden Spots: Tuapeka Punt in Clutha Valley

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 14 Jan 2021, 11:12AM
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Hidden Spots: Tuapeka Punt in Clutha Valley

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 14 Jan 2021, 11:12AM

Into the Clutha region now, and on the banks of the Clutha river is the Tuapeka Punt.

The punt is a water powered ferry that crosses the river, and the only one left in the southern hemisphere.

There were 25 or so of them in their heyday, used to connect a remote gold mining camp to the other side of the river.

Now, it's a quirky attraction.

Tom Jones operates the ferry - known as 'The Punt'- at Tuapeka Mouth, he joined Tim Dower to talk about the attraction.

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