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.
Mobile-friendly - 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.
Mobile-friendly - 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 - 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.
Mobile-friendly - 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 guides. Time to taste a variety of wines, sample local cheeses, enjoy a winery lunch and experience spectacular scenery. Daily departures and private custom tours. Jet boat, Helicopter and Spa Combo Wine tours available.
Mobile-friendly - There are some amazing wines in the Central Otago region, we don't mind driving a little further to find them. Your tour takes you off the beaten track and away from the rat-race to where you can taste delicious wines from the all of the region. From Gibbston to Alexandra, we can show you all Central Otago has on offer.
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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.
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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Cromwell Farmers & Craft Market
Opening Day - 22 October. Mark your calendars to come sample local foods, buy local produce, and shop from local artisan crafts stall holders. Live music with Hunter Hill! Cromwell Farmers' and Craft Market: The ...
Where: Old Cromwell Town Historic Precinct, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: Melmore Terrace, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 9:00am on Sunday 22nd October 2017
To: 1:00pm on Sunday 15th April 2018
One night of full vinyl in the mix. We are back in our home town, doing something a little different. We all know & love the sound of vinyl so decided to do a full gig dedicated to it. With DJs from Dunners & Innvers ...
Where: Cromwell Brew House Bar & Bistro, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 71 The Mall, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 8:00pm on Saturday 27th January 2018
To: 2:00am on Sunday 28th January 2018
Flora and Sean
Flora Knight and Sean Donald are from different corners of the world. She’s a fiddle player from New Zealand who has previously played with The Eastern and The Lone Pine Specials. He's a guitar-picker raised in ...
Where: Lowburn Hall, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: Lowburn Valley Rd, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 31st January 2018
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 31st January 2018
River Range Music Festival
It's back! The River Range Music Fest is going into 2018 and celebrating a small milestone of a 5-year anniversary! What better way to celebrate it than to deliver another wonderful festival set in the heart of ...
Where: Cromwell Racecourse, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: Ord Road, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 2:00pm on Saturday 24th February 2018
To: 1:00am on Sunday 25th February 2018