The town is a popular holiday spot. It lies at the western end of the Otago Central Rail Trail. The Otago Central Branch Railway originally terminated at Cromwell. The rail trail is nowadays often cycled and walked by visitors and locals alike.
The township is home to Dunstan Hospital, serving the surrounding district, including Alexandra and Cromwell. The hospital was rebuilt in 2006 with the original building remaining.
Clyde is fast becoming known as a tourist haven. The location is particularly attractive to those visiting the region’s many vineyards and orchards. The regional weather is particularly warm and dry during the summer months due to the rain shadow effect caused by the Southern Alps (given New Zealand’s westerly winds).
Ideal location for fishing, boating and swimming in Lake Dunstan and Roxburgh.
Clyde is noted for refurbished historic buildings, cafes, bars and fine dining.
Fantastic biking trails for the whole family.
One hour from winter skiing at Queenstown and Wanaka.