Welcome to Cromwell, Central Otago
Located deep in the heart of Central Otago in the valley of Upper Clutha, Cromwell is a special place not to be missed. From rugged to rolling hills, two great rivers and the sparking pristine waters of Lake Dunstan - the natural beauty of the area is overwhelming.
The Cromwell basin is home to a host of award-winning wineries; enjoy the scenery while enjoying some the worlds finest Central Otago Pinot Noir. The area also has a rich heritage past with remnants of goldfields that will take you on a journey of the past. Be sure to take a wander down to the historic Cromwell Heritage Precinct for a selection of boutique shops, art galleries and cosy cafes.
Situated on the shore of Lake Dunstan it is an idyllic location for swimming, fishing, boating and water sports in summer. In winter, there are five fantastic skifields all within comfortable driving distances. It is also home to the famous Highland's Motorsport Park, a popular visitor attraction with activities for the whole family.
Cromwell's central location makes it an excellent base for exploring the wider Central Otago area, allowing for easy day trips to nearby towns such as Queenstown, Arrowtown, Wanaka and Clyde.
Check out our events calendar so you don't miss out on all the cool stuff that happens in Cromwell.
Photo + Words Competition Now Open for Entries
Across the Bridge in Bannockburn provides a cultural feast over a range of art forms. This year an historic movie night is planned at the lovely old stone woolshed at Kawarau Station. Click on the button to find out more about what Jan, Richard and Heather(above) are planning.