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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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
Melissa & The Dr Play River Range Music Fest
We'll be doing a short set at the wonderful River Range Music Festival on the very cool Tree Stage as part of a whole day and night of great music. Melissa & The Dr are skilled practitioners of neo-traditional ...
Where: Cromwell Racecourse, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: Ord Road, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 4:40pm on Saturday 16th February 2019
To: 5:15pm on Saturday 16th February 2019
Melissa & The Dr Play River Five Stags
The River Range Music Fest will be done and dusted but there's still an afternoon and evening before you have to start thinking about Monday so come on down and relax with some fine music, food and ...
Where: Five Stags, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 6 Barry Ave, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 4:00pm on Sunday 17th February 2019
To: 7:00pm on Sunday 17th February 2019
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
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
Firefighter Combat Challenge - South Island Compeition
The United Fire Brigades' Association (UFBA) is NZ's oldest association and not for profit supporting the interests of firefighters of all kinds across New Zealand. We run fun events that challenge and test the ...
Where: Cromwell College, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: Barry Avenue, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 9:00am on Saturday 16th March 2019
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 16th March 2019
Mockingbird - a comedy about mental health. Fresh from sell-out seasons in Norway, Sydney and Waipu. Based on the true stories of four generations of women and their devilish alter egos, Mockingbird is a ...
Where: Coronation Hall, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 37 Hall Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 7:30pm on Friday 22nd March 2019
To: 11:59pm on Friday 22nd March 2019