Located deep in the heart of Central Otago in the valley of Upper Clutha, Cromwell is a special place. Rugged mountains, the meeting of two rivers and the 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 with remnants of goldfields that will take you on a journey to the past. Wander down to the historic Cromwell Heritage Precinct for a selection of boutique shops, art galleries and cosy cafes.
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.
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Meet the people who grow the cherries, make the wine, live and breath motor racing, fly, bike, run, find gold and make Cromwell the special place it is.
Cromwell's Cherry Festival is a summer holiday tradition. Every New Year's Eve contestants have a go at cherry stone spitting, cherry cream pie eating, face painting and guessing the cherries in the jar. Thank-you to Jackson's Orchard our sponsor and to all our volunteers who run it. The event takes place at Cromwell Heritage Precinct alongside the Cromwell Farmers' and Craft Market.