The following notes have been compiled to provide visitors travelling through the Cromwell District with information of interest. The notes start with the Clyde Dam and Lake Dunstan, then traverse the two main State highways in a north to south direction.
The largest concrete dam in New Zealand is the Clyde Dam built along the Clutha River and generates a capacity of 400 megawatts.
Created by the Clyde Dam, Lake Dunstan is a created a 26 square kilometre impoundment. Lake Dunstan extends from Clyde, through the Cromwell Gorge and widens out beyond Cromwell. Lake Dunstan is highly accessible and offers vast opportunities for relaxation and recreation.
State Highway 6 (Wanaka to Queenstown)
The journey from Wanaka to Queenstown has the following highlights in the Lake Dunstan / Cromwell area.
State Highway 8 (from Lindis Pass to Clyde)
The journey from the Lindis Pass to Clyde along State Highway 8 has the following highlights...