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 - With over 20 years of experience, join award-winning Appellation Wine Tours and discover wines, history and sights of Central Otago’s premier cool climate wine region. Departing from Queenstown and offering daily, private and combination tours. Let our Expert Wine Guides take you for a memorable day out in Central Otago 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 TripAdvisor, 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.
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 - Mt Difficulty's Cellar Door and Restaurant is known as much for its spectacular Central Otago panorama as it is for its world famous wines and stylish cuisine. Wine tastings are available from 10.30am to 4pm daily, and until 5pm from Christmas until Easter. Lunch is served between 12 noon and 3.30pm daily, with platters till close.
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 - The best boutique wine experience in Central Otago, our small group tours are guided by certified wine industry professionals, and take you away from the commercial rat-race out to the boutique producers in the region. Book from Queenstown, Wanaka, Cromwell or Alexandra, and use the promo code NZTG19 when booking to save $25pp.
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.
Tourist information and bookings in a light, spacious cafe serving fab food and bedazzling beverages.
The Nevis Bluff vineyard is surrounded by the ruggedly beautiful country where "Nevis Bluff grapes are hand harvested, hand treated and hand plunged, a successful recipe for the vineyard's pinot noir and pinot gris wines which are gaining prominence both in New Zealand and overseas."
Warwick and Jenny Hawker bought Pisa Range Estate in 1995 and they were one of the first to grow grapes on the Pisa Flats. The Pisa Range Estate label was launched with the 2000 vintage.
Central Otago's wine industry symbolises success and its continental climate rivals Europe's best which inspires a new heritage to enhance the region's captivating history.
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29 Aug - 29 Sep 2019 AOTNZ Tour. Klezmer music with The Kugels - wild, spirited and haunting. Three top musicians and a celebrated composer have joined together in their love of klezmer, the feisty 19th century folk ...
Where: Tarras Hall, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: Tarras-Cromwell Rd, Tarras, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 7:30pm on Friday 6th September 2019
To: 11:59pm on Friday 6th September 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
Waikato based Country Entertainer, Joy Adams will be entertaining, bringing a mix of great Country Music along with old school Rock 'n' Roll. With 19 albums to her credit, Joy is a multi-award-winning singer/songwriter ...
Where: Cromwell Town and Country Club, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 32 Melmore Terrace, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 7:30pm on Friday 20th September 2019
To: 11:30pm on Friday 20th September 2019
Cromwell Christmas at the Races
Celebrate the year and celebrate the season with Christmas at the Races! Treat yourself to an action-packed day of entertainment including fantastic food and drink, live music and thrilling racing action. From a ...
Where: Cromwell Racecourse, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: Ord Road, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 10:00am on Sunday 1st December 2019
To: 11:59pm on Sunday 1st December 2019
Speed Works Events - Round two
The Speed Works MotorSport NZ Championship is back from the Christmas break and on New Zealand's South Island over the weekend of January 18th and 19th at the fantastic Highlands Motorsport Park in picturesque Cromwell. ...
Where: Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 7 Sandflat Road, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 9:00am on Saturday 18th January 2020
To: 6:00pm on Sunday 19th January 2020