There are many people who have crossed the Clutha river at Beaumont and still have fond memories of wonderful vacations spent at the Hotel and Holiday Park. The river itself seems to be in holiday mood as it swirls around the small island and rocks on its journey to sea .
During the Quest for gold in the 1860s a township called Dunkeld was surveyed on both sides of the river, better known today as Beaumont.  Dredging for gold was pioneered in Beaumont in 1863 and by 1870 there were stores, three hotels, a blacksmith, school and church. Sadly today most association with the early settlers are gone, with the district now associated with forestry, farming and more recently the Clutha Gold Bike Trail.

Natural attractions in Beaumont are the Clutha river and the Blue Mountains.
There are a number of holiday homes in the area as Beaumont  offers an excellent climate in a nice peaceful setting.
Other attractions to the visitor include all year round fishing , trout and salmon when in season, pig and deer hunting, bush walks, tramping, jet boating, rafting and kayaking. The World Class Clutha Gold Bike trail from Roxburgh to Lawrence via Beaumont is open to cyclists. Lawrence is at the end of the Cycle Trail and offers a lot of Gold  Mining  History in Gabriel's Gully and sightseeing in the historic village of Lawrence itself.