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November 2018

Gold ‘n’ Notes Hoedown

November 16 - November 18
Cromwell Racecourse, 57 Ripponvale Road
Cromwell, Central Otago 9383 New Zealand
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Central Otago's hugely popular country music festival is back for its 32nd year with a fantastic lineup of talent over three days at the Cromwell Racecourse. Country music lovers should prepare for hoarse voices, sore feet and late nights with a three-day festival coming to Cromwell. Cromwell’s Gold ’n Notes Hoedown is one of the biggest events on the country music calendar. A record crowd of 900 people attended the Gold 'n' Hoedown in 2017 with over 70 artists singing…

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November 24
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand + Google Map

Click here to register for 2018! Test your fitness limits with this 75km endurance ride through the iconic Nevis Road from Garston to Bannockburn. Participants start at Garston Township, 315m above sea level, and ride 1.5km on State Highway 6 before turning off onto the metalled Nevis Road. A further 2km of uphill is just an introduction to the gutbusting climb to the 1100m summit, past a historic ski hut, and overlooking the Nokomai River. Riders climb some 800m in 12km, a…

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Cromwell Festive Fête

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cromwell Racecourse, 57 Ripponvale Road
Cromwell, Central Otago 9383 New Zealand
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After a stunningly successful fifth event, the Festive Fete will be back again this November 25th (Sunday). Please note the change of date. We have been lucky enough to have secured the "Racing Glen" at the Cromwell Racecourse again. This charming spot is a beautiful park-like setting with lovely shaded trees and lawns. We will again have well over 120 stalls with a wide variety of products for sale, making it the perfect place to get all your Christmas shopping…

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December 2018

Holden Street Smart

December 14
Highlands, SH6 & Sandflat Road
Cromwell, New Zealand
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Holden Street Smart Cars

Holden Street Smart is a world-class, cognitive-based driver programme that aims to positively influence the lives of young Kiwis across the country. The Programme has been developed with the involvement of world-renowned road safety expert, Peter Sheppard. In addition, passionate road safety advocate, Greg Murphy, is our Programme Ambassador. Offering a practical hands-on learning experience, Holden Street Smart is a programme that aims to add to, and compliment, the great work already undertaken by NZTA, NZ Police and others in…

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Cherry Festival

December 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cromwell Heritage Precinct, cromwell, New Zealand + Google Map

he National Cherry Stone Spitting trophy will be awarded at this quirky, family fun event held in the beautiful setting of the McNulty Gardens, Cromwell Heritage Precinct.

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December 30 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bannockburn Hotel, Bannockburn Road Otago New Zealand + Google Map

Click here to register for 2018! COURSE DETAILS Adventure Ride – Start time 2pm 56km of the best Mountain Biking Central Otago has to offer.  This new ride is courtesy of local farmers who give us access for this once a year ride including a long steady climb with one steep pitch approximately 600m long then the most enjoyable 7km downhill you will experience.  This ride is for the more experienced who want to try somewhere new with unsurpassed views. The Adventure Ride will…

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January 2019


January 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Alpha Street Reserve, Cromwell, Otago New Zealand + Google Map

Click here to enter! COURSE DETAILS TRIATHLON Category One: Swim 300m, road cycle 22.4km and run 5.8km. MULTISPORT KAYAK RACE Category Two: Kayak 5.5km, road cycle 22.4km and run 5.8km. The transition point is located at the boat ramp adjacent to the toilets in McNulty Inlet. It is a metalled surface. DUATHLON: Run 3km, road cycle 22.4km, run 5.8km. Individual: Open Male, Open Female, Veteran Male (40+), Veteran Female (35+), Junior (Under 18). Teams (2 or 3 members): Male/Female/Mixed/Junior. Junior (under…

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Cromwell Wine & Food Festival

January 5, 2019
Lake Dunstan Cromwell, Otago New Zealand + Google Map

​​Relax and enjoy live entertainment from local musicians, great food and wine in a beautiful setting amongst historic stone buildings on the edge of Lake Dunstan.

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January 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cromwell Sports Club, Barry Avenue
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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Click here to enter! The Henry's Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge is a 96km sealed road circuit, generally flat, from Cromwell around Lake Dunstan passing through Northburn, Tarras, Luggate and back down Wanaka Road to the Cromwell Sports Club. The Cycle Challenge forms part of the action-packed Subway Cromwell Summer Series that comprises this event plus two MTB rides, a triathlon and a half marathon. Your safety This ride will involve riding on State highway 6, 8A and 8B. Race Rules: Ride…

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Cromwell Classic Car & Hot Rod Show

January 19, 2019
Alpha Street Reserve Cromwell, Otago New Zealand + Google Map

Based on previous years we will be expecting over 800 Classic Cars, Hot Rods and Bikes to be on display. There will also be food stalls, craft stalls, a licenced bar and more. 11am - 4pm at the Alpha Street Reserve Public Admission $5 Adults & ChildrenUnder 12 Free.

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February 2019

River Range Music Festival

February 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - February 17, 2019 @ 2:00 am
Cromwell Racecourse, 57 Ripponvale Road
Cromwell, Central Otago 9383 New Zealand
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River Range Music Festival will be back on deck again - Partnering and bought to you by Panhead Brewery - February 16, 2019 at its regular location of the Cromwell Racecourse. The best little fest in the south has been evolving from humble beginnings 5 years a go, but has been evolving through the years with an outstanding brand and an even better selection of some of the South Island's best musicians and names like Die! Die! Die! & Concord…

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March 2019

Northburn 100 Ultra Mountain Events

March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019

Provisional dates only : Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March 2019 ​A festival of extreme mountain endurance. The big one – 100miles, 8000m elevation gain and loss. For the serious nutters only. Also 100km and 50km – still crazy but more achievable.

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