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Picnic Places Around Alexandra

1. Shaky Bridge

Turn off Tarbert Street into Fox Street, following into Kerry Street, at the end of this is the Shaky Bridge. There are many pleasant shady picnic spots to be found beneath this historic bridge.

2. First Galloway

A good river spot for small children. It is easy to locate. Follow the Manuherikia road, leave PSH85 at intersection, turn left after crossing the Galloway Bridge and enjoy a picnic beside the river.

3. Second Galloway

Suitable for swimming with a nice picnic spot under the trees. Directions out of Alexandra as above except once over the bridge continue on to Fisher Lane, turn left and follow this road to end.

4. Butchers Dam

Situated approximately 10 minutes from Alexandra via the Clutha bridge, the dam is well signposted from the main road to the far side of the lake.

5. Conroys Dam

Has fishing, swimming or walking opportunities. Conroys Dam is well signposted and is approximately 20 minutes from Alexandra. To travel to Conroys Dam, turn off Earnscleugh Road on to Conroys road (gravel). Care is needed when driving along this road to the dam. When leaving the dam to return to Alexandra, drive along Conroys road to Chapman Road which leads on to Earnscleugh Road and back to Alexandra.

6. Manorburn Dam

Fishing, canoeing, swimming or walking. Well signposted, the dam will be reached by travelling along Manuherikia Road past several orchards and fruitstalls, until "Give Way" sign, turn right off PSH85 and drive over the bridge. Follow the tarseal and turn right on to a gravel road just before the railway crossing. At the end of this road turn left (over a railway crossing). Manorburn dam is at the end of this road.

7. Fraser Dam

A good fishing and picnic spot. Turning off Earnscleugh Road into Blackman Road, continue for 2.5km, after a sharp right curve, then left on to an unmetalled road. Follow this for nine kilometres to the dam.

7A. Fraser Domain

A popular picnic spot which has toilet facilities and a barbecue area. Activities can include swimming, fishing and walking. Situated off the Earnscleugh Road near Clyde. The way to the domain is well signposted.

8. Clutha River. Alexandra Boat Harbour

Amenities include toilets, picnic table, jetty and launching ramp. Situated at the end of Dunorling Street, the area is developed in grass, attractively surrounded by trees and overlooks the Clutha River.

9. Alexandra Centennial Swimming Pool

Outdoor heated pool, all ages and swimming levels catered for, lovely garden setting for a relaxing day with the family.

10. Clyde Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool. Great place to cool off on those long summer days.

11. Muttontown Gully

Area has a small creek, picnic tables and a barbecue area. It is situated between Alexandra and Clyde on the main highway, on the right travelling towards Clyde.

12. Lanes Dam

Scenic reserve is situated on Aronui Road off Earnscleugh Road. A peaceful, picturesque area where people can feed tame ducks, sit in the shade of a tree, rest, or walk around the gardens. A children's playground is close by.

13. Tucker Hill

Turn left over road/rail bridge.

14. Omeo Gully

Situated beside the Fraser river. Just after Earnscleugh corner, take Blackman Road which leads to a gravel road that is signposted.

15. Pioneer Park

Situated in town centre of Alexandra. Picnic tables, children's play area, toilets, large playing field, tennis courts.

16. Molyneux Park

Situated north end of Centennial Avenue, Alexandra. Children's play area, taps, tables, toilets.


  • 1. Shaky Bridge
  • 2. First Galloway
  • 3. Second Galloway


  • 4. Butchers
  • 5. Conroys
  • 6. Manorburn
  • 7. Fraser
  • 7A. Fraser Domain


8. Alexandra Boat Harbour (Swimming with extreme care)


9. Alexandra Swimming Pool 10. Clyde Swimming Pool, Clyde.

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