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Cromwell | Regional Information | Activity Highlights | Scenic Highlights | History

Cromwell is a place where you can relax, indulge and rejuvenate in any season. Bring your passion for adventure and your love of history.

Cromwell Activities Overview

Originally a region with little vegetation, most of Cromwell's trees are deciduous. Consequently, autumn is a beautiful season around the towns, roadsides and riverbanks.

Activities in Cromwell include four-wheel driving the many hill tracks, trekking and mountain biking, visiting the Central Otago vineyards and wineries, exploring the old stone buildings the Information Centre and Museum and old Cromwell Town, walking the numerous walking tracks, and discovering the old mining landscapes.

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Cromwell Activities

A popular year-round holiday destination, activities in and near Cromwell include:

  • Fishing - With a good population of trout and salmon, Lake Dunstan provides great fishing for brown trout, rainbow trout, chinook salmon and perch.
  • Boating, Kayaking - Nothing beats the feel of fresh air on your face as you boat or kayak around Lake Dunstan.
  • Jet Boating, Jet Skiing - Feel the spray of Lake Dunstan on your face and you hoon around on a jet boat or jet ski.
  • Skiing, Snowboarding - Cromwell is ideally located for day trips to the nearby skifields of The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Treble Cone, Cardrona, and Waiorau Snow Farm.
  • 4WDing - Combine your love of nature with the excitement of an off-road 4WD adventure! Hire a 4WD and explore local tracks or join the professionals on a 4WD tour.
  • Walking, Hiking - Get close to nature and explore some of the tracks and walks surrounding Cromwell. Local tracks include the Quartz Reef Tailings, Bendigo Walks, Bannockburn Sluicings, and Caqrricktown Track.
  • Vineyard Tours - Home to some of the best vineyards in New Zealand, wine tours in Cromwell are a popular activity. Excite your taste buds with some world class wines such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc.
  • Historical Tours - Explore historic goldfields at Carrick and Bendigo, or the nearby historic gold mining townof Bannockburn.
  • Gold Panning - Try your hand at gold panning and see if you strike it rich!
  • Fruit Picking - Known for its stone fruit orchards, a fun family-friendly activity is picking your own fruit.
  • Guided Tours - Take a guided tour of Cromwell or Old Cromwell Town. Learn from the locals and see all the best sites both on or off the beaten track.

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Cromwell Accommodation

Cromwell is a popular tourist destination and caters to travellers of all kinds - from business travellers to large groups and families. Accommodation in Cromwell include:

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