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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Mobile-friendly - Anderson Park Motel offers quality and affordable accommodation in the heart of Cromwell, Central Otago. Welcome to this very special area of New Zealand. Relax and enjoy the peace, privacy and comfort of your own self-contained unit. 11 ground floor, spacious units include free Sky TV and internet access, with a choice of options to suit every traveller.
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.
Central Otago Motorcycle Hire is set in New Zealand's best motor cycle riding area - Central Otago and the Queenstown Lakes district. Base yourself here to enjoy superb day rides in New Zealand's mountain country and take more days to explore further afield to Fiordland, the West Coast and throughout the South Island. We offer excellent bikes and equipment.
Central Otago Motorcycle Tours are based near Queenstown and offer a variety of flexible or tailored motorcycling road or trail adventures in the South Island of New Zealand. Experience some of the world's most diverse scenery, with mountains, lakes, rain forest, glaciers, coastal areas, farmland, fiords and many attractions and activities to enjoy en route.
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 - First class experiences delivered by knowledgeable, passionate locals. There’s plenty of adventure and fun to be had throughout the Southern Lakes. Make the most of your time in Wanaka through our local guides' knowledge and experience - tasting Central Otago wines, a gentle walk next to the Clutha River, or something more adventurous - from mountain biking to skiing.
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.
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.
Nestled on the corner of a picturesque vineyard producing high quality pinot noir wines, the Lodge is designed as a boutique B&B ensuring you have the very best experience. Each morning we serve a delicious breakfast with a number of options – from light and nutritious, to a hearty selection to fuel your day’s activity.
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.
It's fast, it's furious, it's family entertainment and it's at a track near you. Fast paced racing, huge hits, bikes with no brakes, demolition derby's, fireworks - Speedway in NZ is an action packed event for everyone! With 24 race tracks across the country - enjoy the exhilaration that only Speedway provides, throughout the summer season (Oct-April).
Warm, comfortable, class accommodation at affordable rates are offered at The Gate. 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.
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.
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.
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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New Zealand Guitar Quartet
New Zealand Guitar Quartet AOTNZ Tour 28 June – 21 July 2017. Four uniquely accomplished guitarists, Christopher Hill, Jane Curry, John Couch and Owen Moriarty, bring an infectious energy to the concert stage. ...
Where: Coronation Hall, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 37 Hall Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 3:00pm on Saturday 8th July 2017
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 8th July 2017
A Night of Hope
In partnership with Church Untamed, we’re so excited to invite you to A Night of Hope this July. A special event for all ages, this is a unique opportunity to come along and meet Charles Kabena, a former sponsored ...
Where: Church Untamed, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: Barry Ave, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 12th July 2017
To: 8:30pm on Wednesday 12th July 2017
Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side
The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational live show Answers from the Othe Side. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her ...
Where: Cromwell Memorial Hall, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: Melmore Terrace, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 7:00pm on Friday 14th July 2017
To: 9:30pm on Friday 14th July 2017
July Book Club Get Together
You are invited to the Cromwell Book Club’s July get together come and join Louise Crisp (Book Queen) and have a casual chat about our latest book Club Book Pick ‘The Heart’s Invisible Furies’ by John Boyne (The ...
Where: Paper Plus, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 19 The Mall, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 18th July 2017
To: 9:00pm on Tuesday 18th July 2017
Losing Faith Tour
A dark comedy that explores the challenges of new parenthood and coffee groups in a rural town. After 5 sell out shows in Wanaka Last year Liz Breslin's play Losing Faith returns to the Wanaka stage for one night only. ...
Where: Bannockburn Hall, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 18 Hall Rd, Bannockburn, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 7:00pm on Friday 21st July 2017
To: 10:00pm on Friday 21st July 2017
Deb Webber Live Show
Doors open 7 pm and the show starts 7:30 pm. There is no assigned seating, sit wherever feels right for you. Then the incredible Deb Webber will walk through the audience, giving spontaneous readings – connecting ...
Where: The Gate, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 6 Barry Ave, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 22nd November 2017
To: 10:00pm on Wednesday 22nd November 2017