Why follow State Highway 1 to Balclutha? This journey is exploring the side roads. Find out what the original landscape looked like before the cows turned up. Wetlands, peat swamps and misty places are a worthy detour. Then it’s past panoramic views of the Taieri Plains and onto a quirky butcher museum in Milton. Stretch your legs as you view the mighty Clutha from an iconic bridge, Balclutha and finish the day in The Catlins enjoying the sight and sounds of Kaka Point.