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September 2019

Spring Challenge

September 27 @ 8:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm

Cromwell is the destination for the 13th Spring Challenge, all women adventure race. Spring Challenge is one of the gems of New Zealand adventure racing, where teams of three women take part in the adventure that includes rafting, mountain biking, hiking and orienteering. The event first began in 2007 in the village of Hanmer Springs with 327 women entering, making it the highest participated adventure race in NZ at the time. The following year in Kaikoura 600 women took part.…

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Cromwell Spring Market

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Big Fruit Reserve, Barry Ave
Cromwell, New Zealand
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Get a jump start on your Christmas shopping at the Cromwell Spring Market! The market will be full of beautiful craft stalls, local produce, and plenty of delicious food options to suit all tastes.

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October 2019

View of fireworks over Kawarau

Street Party & Fireworks

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Head down to the Cromwell Heritage Precinct for a night of live entertainment, street performers and a night market before the night lights up with an amazing fireworks display over Lake Dunstan. More information to follow. If you are interested in being a stallholder at the Street Party and Fireworks, please click on this link: https://goo.gl/forms/GlbqJJ8WuTugf3c13

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October 27
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand + Google Map

Click here to enter! The Cromwell Half-Marathon and 10k Run or Walk course takes you around the shores of beautiful Lake Dunstan, passing through the Heritage Precinct, with a backdrop of spectacular mountain views.  This is a family-friendly, fun event which attracts runners of all levels. The course will be well marked with bright pink arrows, with marshals on key corners. Aid stations with water and electrolyte approximately every 5 km and at the start/finish. Course Details 10k run/walk starts with the Half…

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November 2019

Cromwell Ambassador Workshop

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Gate, 6 Barry Avenue
Cromwell, New Zealand
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Become a Cromwell Ambassador and share your love of our region with the world. The Cromwell Ambassador Programme will give you the opportunity to explore the stories of early Maori history, first explorers, settlers, the days of gold through to present day bustling and fast-growing Cromwell. This programme is sure to inspire participants to grow their business by providing tools to ensure a positive and memorable customer experience. Join in on scheduled dates or contact us for a bespoke Ambassador…

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Cromwell Primary School Fair

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cromwell Primary School, 61 Molyneux Avenue
Cromwell, New Zealand
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The bi-annual Cromwell Primary School Fair will be held on Saturday, November 9th. It is always an amazing day out with the family. There will be loads of stalls, attractions and of course the famous Art Auction. Pencil it into the diary and start saving the pennies!

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Gold *n* Notes Hoedown

November 15 - November 17
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 33rd 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 more than 900 people attended the Gold 'n' Hoedown in 2018 with over 90…

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November 30
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand + Google Map

Click here to enter! Check out Facebook for photos of the 2018 event. 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.…

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December 2019

Cherry Festival

December 29 @ 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 - 7:00 pm
Bannockburn Hotel, Bannockburn Road Otago New Zealand + Google Map

Click here to enter! COURSE DETAILS Adventure Ride – Start time 2 pm 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 start…

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January 2020


January 2, 2020 @ 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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January 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cromwell Sports Club, Barry Avenue
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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Click here to enter! The 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 as…

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Cromwell Wine & Food Festival

January 4, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McNulty House Cromwell, New Zealand

The annual Food and Wine Festival is a great place to enjoy local wines and produce in a very relaxed and family-friendly environment.

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