Welcome to Cromwell

'Discover Cromwell'

Discover Cromwell Visitor Guide The "Discover Cromwell" Visitor Guide (PDF ) is a great resource
to have with you while travelling around the Cromwell region.

Download your guide here or make sure to visit the Cromwell i-Site to get your copy before you begin your Cromwell adventure.

Plan your visit

Sparkling lake, wild landscape...
Cromwell sends a warm welcome to visitors to this unique part of New Zealand

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'.

Call To Arms: June 1314 - Robert the Bruce and Edward II changed the path of Scotland’s history. June 2014 - 700 years later and, if you can’t make it to Scotland, you’re invited to celebrate the anniversary with us in Bannockburn, Central Otago, New Zealand. Keep one eye on the border, and the other on our website - www.cromwell.org.nz - and we’ll keep you posted with what we’re planning to do! So far it’s looking like there will be displays, bagpipes, high tea with poets, porridge wrestling for the lower classes, bagpipes, craft stalls, fun highland games and a highland dinner, and of course more bagpipes. Not to mention The Battle! One hour of flag-waving, banner-flying, paper sword wielding and flour-bombing from two opposing forces, dying, reviving and revelling in the aftermath. Events will be held at various Bannockburn venues.

Cromwell Event Calendar

Cromwell, Central Otago Events Calendar

Join one of the many great events hosted in and around the Cromwell District each year.

What's coming up...

26 Oct 2014:
Cromwell Half Marathon/10km Walk or Run
11 Nov 2014:
NZ Cup Day, Christcchurch
12 Nov 2014:
Canterbury A & P Show
29 Nov 2014:
Pub-to-Pub Bannockburn Gutbuster
30 Nov 2014:
Cromwell Christmas at the Races

Start your Cromwell discovery here...

Cromwell Sights

Cromwell, Central Otago Walking & Hiking

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.

Cromwell Activities

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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Cromwell Essentials...

Information Centre:

Find detailed information on the many attractions and activities to do around the Cromwell district, arrange travel, tour and accommodation bookings. Open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm Sat-Sun. Phone: 03 445 0212

Accommodation options:

Choose from many accommodation options in and around Cromwell. With a variety of places to stay, from quality hotel and motel accommodation, to farmstays, homestays, camping grounds and chalets for backpackers there is something to suit all tastes and budgets.

Wineries, Cafés & Restaurants:

With a wide range of dining options in Cromwell, from sumptuous country style light meals to genuine Central Otago innovative cuisine and cellar door experiences, there is something for everyone.

Contact Us:

Cromwell & District Promotion Group
P.O. Box 38, Cromwell
Central Otago 9342
New Zealand
Email: info@cromwell.org.nz