Cromwell is a small New Zealand town set in the valley of the Upper Clutha River, deep in the heart of Central Otago, New Zealand. Cromwell is very known for its vineyards and stone-fruit orchards with one landmark being the sight of large fruit as you drive into town. more
The weather and climate is usually marked by dry hot summers with temperatures sometimes over 30ºC with winters getting the occasional snowfall and down as low as 0ºC.
A popular summer holiday destination, Cromwell activities include trekking, mountain biking, exploring old Cromwell Town, discovering the old mining history or visiting Central Otago vineyards.
Lake Dunstan, the Clyde Dam and the spectacular Kawarau Gorge are also attractions near to Cromwell, Central Otago
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Book a Wine Tour with Appellation Central now and look forward to a fun day out in wine country with a fascinating commentary, relaxing over a sumptuous lunch, tasting great wines and enjoying spectacular scenery in the company of other travellers and one of our experienced guides. All up a memorable day in wine country.
Mobile-friendly - ASURE Central Gold Motel in Cromwell offers 11 spacious, modern studio and 1-brm accommodation units, 10 are ground floor with a very private first floor executive unit above the garage. Serviced daily. 100 metres to shops and restaurants. Playground, pool & gym complex and golf course close by. A short distance to lake Dunstan in Central Otago.
Boutique self-contained cottage accommodation for discerning couples, secluded amidst stunning hosta, woodland and tussock gardens on 24 acres. 3km to Cromwell and beautiful Lake Dunstan. Peace, quiet and privacy assured. Surrounded by vineyards and orchards. Superb hospitality and relaxation guaranteed. Recommended by Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor, and Travelbug.
Welcome to the Cromwell Top 10 Holiday Park, Otago's premier holiday park. They have a range of affordable accommodation and camp sites in spacious surroundings. Close to Lake Dunstan and an easy drive to Queenstown, Wanaka and New Zealand's other top attractions. Ski fields close. Fishing, tramping and recreational areas aplenty. They have it all!
Mobile-friendly - Small group half or full day tours exploring the scenery, history, food and wines of Central Otago. The accent is on leisure as you immerse into the flavours and sights of this vineyard paradise. An unhurried amble through up to six of the regions finest, pausing only to admire the ever-present views. Tours depart daily on demand.
Warm, comfortable, class accommodation at affordable rates. In delightful Central Otago and close to recreational and historic areas. Easy drive to Queenstown and Wanaka. We take pride in our excellent and modern facilities. Air-conditioned conference facilities. Come enjoy and relax with friendly and helpful hosts. We have it all.
Mobile-friendly - Heritage Lake Resort offers villa accommodation on the shores of Lake Dunstan in the heart of Central Otago. Relax and enjoy the fun of staying in a villa over the marina. Situated just 7 km from Cromwell centre between Queenstown and Wanaka, this is an ideal location to enjoy Central Otago living.
About 45 minutes from Queenstown is Highlands Motorsport Park. The 4.5 km international-standard circuit features three complete tracks. Enjoy Go-Karting, try an exhilarating fast laps ride in a Supercar, visit the National Motorsport Museum and much more. The Park's first-class facilities and stunning location also make it a great venue for Corporate Functions, Conferences and Weddings.
The Cellar Door and Restaurant at Mt Difficulty is known as much for dramatic Central Otago views as it is for wonderful wines and stylish cuisine. Wine tastings are available from 10.30am to 4.30pm daily, and until 5.30pm from Christmas until Easter. Lunch is served between 12 noon and 4pm daily. Seating is limited so lunch bookings are essential.
Mobile-friendly - Cycle the Otago Central Rail Trail in comfort with Off The Rails. Our first-class packages include top quality bikes, accommodation, transport and the real character of Central Otago, in New Zealand's scenic South Island. All you need to do is turn the pedals on this fun, achievable adventure for you and the family.
Mobile-friendly - Off The Rails Cycle Tours invite you on a full-day excursion where you'll visit at least 5 wineries from some of the premium wine producing areas of New Zealand. We can tailor the wineries you visit to your personal taste. Enjoy scrumptious food and wine tasting at an iconic and historic country hotel on the way back to your accommodation.
Mobile-friendly - Join Queenstown's original wine tour company for wine tasting in New Zealand's foremost wine regions, Queenstown and Central Otago. Relaxed, friendly small group tours with knowledgeable local guides. Time to taste a variety of wines, sample local cheeses, enjoy a winery lunch and experience spectacular scenery. Daily and Private custom tours. Jet boat, Helicopter and Spa Combo tours available.
Set in 12 acres of landscaped grounds, The Chalets Holiday Park in Cromwell offers a range of affordable accommodation complemented with our restaurant and bar facilities. Scenic walking trails, rugged 4WD adventures, fishing, jet boat rides, skiing, etc. There is so much to see and do. We have it all!
We are set on spacious park-like grounds, blessed with a hot summer climate in Central Otago . Admire the picturesque views of the surrounding mountain landscapes, with Lake Dunstan on your doorstep you are at an ideal location for all kinds of water sports and recreational activities. You will feel like you have never left home in our comfortable rooms.
Central Otago wines are fast gaining an international reputation for their quality and finesse. Our label - Carrick - is truly a label for the region.
The Nevis Bluff vineyard is surrounded by the ruggedly beautiful country where "Nevis Bluff grapes are hand harvested, hand treated and hand plunged, a successful recipe for the vineyard's pinot noir and pinot gris wines which are gaining prominence both in New Zealand and overseas."
Warwick and Jenny Hawker bought Pisa Range Estate in 1995 and they were one of the first to grow grapes on the Pisa Flats. The Pisa Range Estate label was launched with the 2000 vintage.
Central Otago's wine industry symbolises success and its continental climate rivals Europe's best which inspires a new heritage to enhance the region's captivating history.
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The Little Box of Operas
The Little Box of Operas presents a comic opera double bill performance at the Cromwell Memorial Hall. La Canterina, a Haydn opera; includes well known Dunedin soloists, Claire Barton, Lois Johnston, Beth Goulstone ...
Where: Cromwell Memorial Hall, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: Melmore Terrace, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 11th March 2017
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 11th March 2017
Ukulele Heaven - The Nukes’ AOTNZ tour 26 Feb -27 March 2017. Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash, this talented trio of West Auckland musicians deliver humour and originality in equal measure. ...
Where: Coronation Hall, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 37 Hall Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 16th March 2017
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 16th March 2017
Highlands Festival of Speed 2017
Two days of spectacular classic racing, some of the best to be seen in New Zealand - 8th and 9th April 2017. The Highlands Festival of Speed is a weekend packed with some of the best modern classic racing you will see ...
Where: Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 7 Sandflat Road, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 8:00am on Saturday 8th April 2017
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 9th April 2017