‘The Heart of the Desert’

Bannockburn is a historic town which was once the center of a thriving and successful gold mining industry. Remnants include the hotel, Post Office, Stewart’s store, and many old dwellings. Now a restful area centered on viticulture and agriculture.

There are fantastic walks and mountain biking that explores the historical gold mining relics, scenic picnic spots and also cafes and wine tasting at the local vineyards. From Bannockburn, there are many 4WD, or longer walks or mountain bike trips. You can visit the Australian Water Wheel in the Carrick Range, or explore Carrick Town, or 4WD through the Nevis Valley to Garston.

Bald Hills Vineyard

Bald Hills is a delightful boutique vineyard in the heart of Pinot Noir country, Bannockburn,

Roaring Wine Tours


Location: Cromwell, New ZealandWebsite: +64 (0)3 398 7887

Bannoch Brae Winery

Nestled in the deep south of New Zealand is one of the finest winemaking regions in the

Location: Bannock Brae 212 Cairnmuir Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell, New ZealandWebsite: +64 27 271 5164

Central Otago Arts Trail (Cromwell Area)

The Central Otago Arts Trail offers a unique and interesting artistic experience for both visitors

Location: Cromwell, New ZealandWebsite: 022 462 6328

Bannockburn Walking & Biking Tracks

Bannockburn Sluicings Track Explore the Bannockburn Sluicings on foot or mountain bike. There are a

Location: Bannockburn, New Zealand

Grapeview Bed & Breakfast

  Surrounded by thyme-covered hills in the historic gold mining township of Bannockburn, a

Location: 29 Domain Road, Bannockburn, New ZealandWebsite: (03) 445-1723

Carrick Winery & Restaurant

There is magic in drinking a wine where it is made. As an awareness of place and seasonality

Location: 247 Cairnmuir Road, Cromwell, New ZealandWebsite: +64 (0)3 445 3480

The Bannockburn Hotel

The Bannockburn Hotel is a Wine Country Restaurant and Bar is just across the bridge from Cromwell,

Location: 420 Bannockburn Road, Bannockburn, New ZealandWebsite: +64 (0)3 445 0615

Hills of Gold B&B

Self Contained Bed & Breakfast. Peace and quiet, a big blue sky with magnificent views across

Winery Restaurant at Mt Difficulty

The Winery Restaurant at Mt Difficulty provides a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy a delicious

Location: 73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, New ZealandWebsite: https://www.mtdifficulty.nzPhone: P: +64 27 201 9330