Cromwell is located in the valley of the Upper Clutha, deep in the heart of the dry interior of Central Otago... in a landscape of bare brown hills, of tussock and briar, of purple thyme and tors of schist, of broad basins and fertile valleys, of Lake Dunstan's pristine waters and of gorges carved by two great rivers... a landscape first trodden by the Maori hunter and trader, opened to European settlement by the sheepmen, exploited and transformed by the gold seekers and later by the dam builders... and now home to the merino and deer farmer, to orchards and vineyards, to artists and artisans and to those, tempted by the landscape and history, climate and location and the myriad of pursuits offered on land and water, to visit this 'timeless land'.
Cromwell Event Calendar
Join one of the many great events hosted in and around the Cromwell District each year.
What's coming up...
25 Oct 2015:
Cromwell Half Marathon/10km Walk or Run
28 Nov 2015:
Pub-to-Pub Bannockburn Gutbuster
30 Dec 2015:
Bannockburn MTB Classic
02 Jan 2016:
Lake Dunstan Triathlon/Duathlon
10 Jan 2016:
Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge
Start your Cromwell discovery here...
Sights to visit around Cromwell include exploring Cromwell's mining landscapes, visiting Lake Dunstan or the Clyde Dam, or driving through the spectacular Kawarau Gorge.
Activities around Cromwell include trekking and mountain biking, visiting Central Otago vineyards, exploring old Cromwell Town, or discovering the old mining history.
Learn all about Cromwell
Cromwell has a small town community lifestyle. With its climate, attractive scenic setting and friendliness of its residents makes Cromwell a must for visiting, staying or residing.
Getting around Cromwell
Cromwell's centrality to Wanaka, Queenstown and the remainder of Central Otago makes it a great location for easy day trips to all corners of Central Otago.
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