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 - Book a Wine Tour with Appellation Wine Tours 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.
Luxury, self-contained cottage accommodation for discerning couples. Set amongst 24acres of beautiful gardens and trees, tranquility and privacy is assured, along with great hospitality and relaxation. Cottages have their own carport, BBQ and deck. Cromwell and Lake Dunstan within 3km and close to excellent vineyards and cycle and walking trails. Highly recommended by Trip Adviser, Booking.com and Lonely Planet.’
This holiday park is set in spacious grounds amongst mature trees, on a sunny plateau above the Bannockburn arm of Lake Dunstan. Surrounded by award winning vineyards, we are a short drive from Cromwell township; close enough for daily supplies yet far enough away to be in another world. Wanaka and Queenstown are within easy reach.
A large, eye-catching building complex alongside Highway 8B and next door to Cromwell Golf Course, The Gate Hospitality & Tourist Centre is home to Three Star Plus Harvest Hotel (with standalone conference & event centre), hunting lodge themed Five Stags Bar & Restaurant and Forage Information Centre & Café. Landscaped grounds include extensive parking and a Super Liquor outlet.
Kopuwai Delta is a boutique vineyard in Central Otago, offering a luxury B&B accommodation, ideal for a couple. Retreat from the world at this beautiful location, a terrace overlooking the Clutha river where it runs into Lake Dunstan in the Cromwell basin. Relax and enjoy the vineyard, tennis court, swimming pond, mountain views and our exquisite wines and olive oil.
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 and discover the mind-bending beauty of this overpowering landscape. 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.
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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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If you want to spend a day taking photos in hard to get to places. Try paragliding, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, hunting or fishing. Spend a night on a remote high country station. We will build a trip to suit your needs and arrange all the bits in-between. Specialising for small groups and families.
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.
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Cromwell Farmers & Craft Market
Cromwell Farmers & Craft Market is held every Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm offering quality local produce, food, crafts and take away food stalls. There is also live entertainment from 10 am to 12 noon at each market. ...
Where: Cromwell Heritage Precinct, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 71 Melmore Terrace, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 9:00am on Sunday 21st October 2018
To: 1:00pm on Sunday 21st April 2019
The Mentalist Collective Mandala Release Tour
The Mentalist Collective (DUN): On tour to promote their debut EP 'Mandala', The Mentalist Collective comprises five songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. Together they create unique music using a variety of ...
Where: Five Stags, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 6 Barry Ave, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 7:30pm on Friday 28th December 2018
To: 11:55pm on Friday 28th December 2018
Bannockburn MTB Classic
4 different MTB rides in the hills surrounding Bannockburn, a 54km Adventure ride fro those wanting a real challenge with 2000m vertical climbing, this race starts at 2pm. The other rides are a competitive challenge ...
Where: Bannockburn Hotel, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 420 Bannockburn Rd, Bannockburn, Cromwell, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 2:00pm on Sunday 30th December 2018
To: 7:00pm on Sunday 30th December 2018
Interislander Summer Festival - Cromwell Trots
We promise a great family day out at Interislander Summer Festival Cromwell Trots. Get your family and friends together, pack a picnic and get set for a day of competitions, Fashion in the Field, Abs For The Lads, spot ...
Where: Cromwell Racecourse, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: Ord Road, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 10:00am on Sunday 6th January 2019
To: 11:59pm on Sunday 6th January 2019
Speed Works Motorsport NZ Championship, Dorothy Smith Trophy
Search for Formula One’s Next Big Thing Begins At Spectacular Highlands. Highlands Motorsport Park – January 12-13 2019 The championship that has produced several Formula One drivers of the past – as well ...
Where: Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 7 Sandflat Road, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 9:00am on Friday 11th January 2019
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 13th January 2019
Michele A'Court & Jeremy Elwood - On the Road
On the road again – Michele and Jeremy’s AOTNZ tour – 1 Feb - 9 March 2019. Michele and Jeremy have been performing comedy around the country – and around the globe – for over 20 years. Regular guests on ...
Where: Lowburn Hall, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: Lowburn Valley Rd, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 9th February 2019
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 9th February 2019
River Range Music Festival
River Range Music Festival will be back on deck again - Partnering and bought to you by Panhead Brewery - February 16, 2019 at it's regular location of the Cromwell Racecourse. The best little fest in the south has ...
Where: Cromwell Racecourse, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: Ord Road, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 1:00pm on Saturday 16th February 2019
To: 2:00am on Sunday 17th February 2019
2019 NZ Women's Senior Match Play Championship
PaR nz Golfing Holidays under contract with New Zealand Golf Inc are proud to announce the 2019 New Zealand Women’s Senior Match Play Championships will be held back in the South Island at Cromwell Golf Club. This ...
Where: Cromwell Golf Club, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: Neplusultra Street, Cromwell, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 8:00am on Monday 18th February 2019
To: 8:00pm on Thursday 21st February 2019
More FM Cromwell Kids Duathlon
The More FM Kids Duathlon brought to you by G J Gardner Homes and supported by Sport Central is back for another series this summer! Join us at Anderson Park on the 3rd of March for the Cromwell event! For just $25 ...
Where: Anderson Park, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: Barry Ave, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 9:30am on Sunday 3rd March 2019
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 3rd March 2019