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 well 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, and winters getting the occasional snowfall and temperatures dropping below 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.
Black Panther Pizza base dough is made daily in our kitchen. On receiving your order our pizza chefs layer the topping of finest ingredients and bake their creations in Black Panther Pizza Stone Ovens. These distribute heat evenly for that traditional pizza crispness. World famous in Cromwell and throughout much of Central Otago!
Central Otago wines are fast gaining an international reputation for their quality and finesse. Our label - Carrick - is truly a label for the region.
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AECS Automotive Roadshow
Please join us for our Roadshow, in Cromwell for an evening event that will be jam-packed with product insights, expert knowledge, inspiring discussions and opportunities to network with like-minded people, including ...
Where: The Gate, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 6 Barry Ave, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 6:00pm on Tuesday 7th May 2019
To: 8:00pm on Tuesday 7th May 2019
My Name Is Moana
Water, ocean, moana, music – ‘My Name is Moana’ is an intimate 90-minute tribute to the ocean, led by celebrated singer/songwriter Moana Maniapoto, arts laureate and a 2016 inductee into the NZ Music Hall of Fame. ...
Where: Coronation Hall, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 37 Hall Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 16th May 2019
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 16th May 2019
Wool On Wheels Pop Up
Do you love a good yarn? So do we! All the variety of a major yarn market in one room so you can squish to your heart's delight. This is your annual opportunity to browse an amazing selection of artisan yarns, ...
Where: Transpire Fiber Studio, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 71 Melmore Terrace, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 1:00pm on Sunday 15th September 2019
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 15th September 2019