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.
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!
Experience the rush and discover the history on board Goldfields Jet, a spectacular jet boat ride on the mighty Kawarau River. Through the heart of one of New Zealand's most historic gold mining regions, our specifically designed jet boats and highly trained drivers will take you on an unforgettable 40-minute ride through the Kawarau Gorge.
Located on the banks of the spectacular Kawarau River, the Goldfields Mining Centre is an authentic mining site. The Goldfields Mining Centre is a special place where visitors can gain an appreciation of the life and working environment of those early miners who struggled against the harsh and sometimes dangerous conditions along Central Otago’s famed Kawarau Gorge.
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.
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.
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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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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Pluck – Concert Harp and The Blue Celtic Harp
Helen Webby’s AOTNZ tour. Helen loves to take her harp out of the orchestra and on the road where she can share the music and stories related to this magical musical instrument. On her latest AOTNZ tour ...
Where: Coronation Hall, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 37 Hall Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 2:00pm on Wednesday 5th September 2018
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 5th September 2018
Psychic Surgery With Jeanette Wilson
In this two hour show Jeanette works with a team of spirit world doctors and surgeons to remove pain and restriction often within just minutes. It’s a mind opening evening as Jeanette’s guides give insights to the ...
Where: The Gate, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 6 Barry Ave, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 7:30pm on Monday 29th October 2018
To: 10:00pm on Monday 29th October 2018
Cromwell Christmas At the Races No Limits Interiors Raceday
Join the excitement at Cromwell Christmas at the Races! There's plenty to keep everyone entertained throughout the day, including thrilling racing action, live music, and a range of delicious catering options. ...
Where: Cromwell Racecourse, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: Ord Road, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 10:00am on Sunday 2nd December 2018
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 2nd December 2018
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