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Photo credit: Tourism Central Otago - Will Nelson

Cromwell, the apple of your itinerary

Nestled in the heart of Central Otago, Cromwell is a place like no other. Surrounded by rugged mountains, two magnificent rivers, and the crystal clear waters of Lake Dunstan, you will be awe-inspired by the natural beauty of this idyllic town.


Embark on a journey through the wine country, where you can sample some of the world's finest Central Otago Pinot Noir and take in the breathtaking scenery. Explore the rich heritage of Cromwell, including remnants of its gold-mining past, at the historic Cromwell Heritage Precinct. As you wander through this charming area, you will discover boutique shops, art galleries, and cosy cafes that are sure to warm your heart.

When summer arrives, make your way to the shores of Lake Dunstan, where you can swim, fish, boat, and enjoy water sports to your heart's content. And when winter comes, hit the ski slopes at one of the five ski fields within a comfortable driving distance. 

With Cromwell's central location, you will have the chance to explore the wider Central Otago region with ease. Take a day trip to nearby towns such as Queenstown, Arrowtown, Wanaka, and Clyde and discover even more wonders.

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