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Once the scene of a mighty gold rush, Cromwell is now an extensive farming and stone fruit growing area. Explore the history of Cromwell while tasting its delicious fruits!

Cromwell Overview

Otago, New Zealand
Otago, New Zealand

Cromwell is a small rural town located in the centre of the South Island, in the Otago region, inland from Dunedin.

Cromwell is nestled between State Highway 6 and State Highway 8. Nearby towns are at Bannockburn, Lowburn, Tarras, and Ripponvale.

Named after Oliver Cromwell, the town of Cromwell was once sited at the confluence of the Clutha River and Kawarau River. In the 1990s, Clyde Dam was built and the river confluence was drowned, along with the old town centre. Much of the old Cromwell town was rebuilt on higher ground, along with many new buildings.

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Cromwell Highlights

Known as the "Fruit Bowl of the South", Cromwell is a popular summer holiday destination.

Cromwell is ideally located for easy day trips to all areas of Central Otago. It is a convenient and affordable base for skiing the winter ski fields of The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Treble Cone, Cardrona, and Waiorau Snow Farm.

There are a variety of places to stay in Cromwell, from quality hotel and motel accommodation, to farmstays, camping grounds and chalets for backpackers.

Image Source: Tourism New Zealand. Lake Dunstan, Cromwell, Central Otago, New Zealand
Lake Dunstan, Cromwell
Central Otago
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Cromwell Accommodation

Cromwell is a popular tourist destination and offers a wide range of accommodation options:

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