About Us

We are Upper Clutha Transport

Upper Clutha Transport is a long established transport business with depots in Wanaka on Ballantyne Road and in Luggate on the Main Road. The Company has built up a large fleet of modern trucks and earth moving equipment perfect to take on any earth moving or transport job. As the team says, we can do it all.


It was William Reid (Jr) of Luggate who first wanted to get a truck, but his father William Reid in Arrowtown, who was the boss, disagreed. That decision proved to be a costly one when other operators in the area made the transition to motorised transport. When they did finally decide to buy trucks they brought two second hand Sterlings. With constant reliability problems the decision was made to return to horse drawn transport. In 1916 William Reid purchased two brand new Commer Dennis’s with a top speed of 12 mph on solid tyres and 18 mph on pneumatic.