Cromwell is a small New Zealand town set in the valley of the Upper Clutha River, deep in the heart of Central Otago, New Zealand. Cromwell is very well known for its vineyards and stone-fruit orchards with one landmark being the sight of large fruit as you drive into town. more
The weather and climate is usually marked by dry hot summers with temperatures sometimes over 30ºC, and winters getting the occasional snowfall and temperatures dropping below 0ºC.
A popular summer holiday destination, Cromwell activities include trekking, mountain biking, exploring old Cromwell Town, discovering the old mining history or visiting Central Otago vineyards.
Lake Dunstan, the Clyde Dam and the spectacular Kawarau Gorge are also attractions near to Cromwell, Central Otago
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Mobile-friendly - With over 21 years of experience, join award-winning Appellation Wine Tours and discover the superb wines, history and sights of Central Otago’s cool-climate wine region. Offering Daily Wine, Sightseeing, Private, Custom and Combo Tours and Transport. Return hotel transfers included. Let our Specialist Wine Guides whisk you away for a memorable day out in Central Otago.
Mobile-friendly - Affordable 4-star-plus accommodation in central Cromwell, 100m from shopping centre, golf course, restaurants. Plenty of amazing cycle/walk-ways and wineries to help you unwind and relax. The motel offers spacious, self-contained studios and one-bedroom units, and four two-bedroom family apartments. All rooms have Smart TV, air conditioning/heat pumps, heated floors and double-glazed for guests comfort. We offer free secure bike storage.
Luxury, self-contained accommodation for discerning couples. Set amongst 24acres of beautiful gardens, tranquility and privacy is assured, along with great hospitality and relaxation. Cottages have carport, BBQ -deck. Cromwell / Lake Dunstan within 3km and close to excellent vineyards and cycle / walking trails. 40min to Wanaka or Queenstown. Phone direct for any special offers that may be available
This holiday park is set in spacious grounds amongst mature trees, on a sunny plateau above the Bannockburn arm of Lake Dunstan. Surrounded by award winning vineyards, we are a short drive from Cromwell township; close enough for daily supplies yet far enough away to be in another world. Wanaka and Queenstown are within easy reach.
Kopuwai Delta is a boutique vineyard in Central Otago, offering a luxury B&B accommodation, ideal for a couple. Retreat from the world at this beautiful location, a terrace overlooking the Clutha river where it runs into Lake Dunstan in the Cromwell basin. Relax and enjoy the vineyard, tennis court, swimming pond, mountain views and our exquisite wines and olive oil.
Mobile-friendly - Mt Difficulty's Cellar Door and Restaurant is known as much for its spectacular Central Otago panorama as it is for its world famous wines and stylish cuisine. Wine tastings are available from 11am to 4pm daily, and until 5pm from Christmas until Easter. Lunch is served between 12noon and 3.30pm daily, with platters till close.
Mobile-friendly - Cycle the Otago Central Rail Trail and discover the mind-bending beauty of this overpowering landscape. Our first-class packages include top quality bikes, accommodation, transport and the real character of Central Otago, in New Zealand's scenic South Island. All you need to do is turn the pedals on this fun, achievable adventure for you and the family.
Mobile-friendly - Off The Rails Cycle Tours invite you on a full-day excursion where you'll visit at least 5 wineries from some of the premium wine producing areas of New Zealand. We can tailor the wineries you visit to your personal taste. Enjoy scrumptious food and wine tasting at an iconic and historic country hotel on the way back to your accommodation.
Mobile-friendly - Join Queenstown's original wine tour company for wine tasting in New Zealand's foremost wine regions, Queenstown and Central Otago. Relaxed, friendly small group tours with knowledgeable guides. Time to taste a variety of wines, sample local cheeses, enjoy a winery lunch and experience spectacular scenery. Daily departures and private custom tours. Jet boat, Helicopter and Spa Combo Wine tours available.
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Mobile-friendly - The best boutique wine experience in Central Otago, our small group tours are guided by certified wine industry professionals, and take you away from the commercial rat-race out to the boutique producers in the region. Book from Queenstown, Wanaka, Cromwell or Alexandra, and use the promo code NZTG19 when booking to save $25pp.
Mobile-friendly - Small group half or full day tours exploring the scenery, history, food and wines of Central Otago. The accent is on leisure as you immerse into the flavours and sights of this vineyard paradise. An unhurried amble through up to six of the regions finest, pausing only to admire the ever-present views. Tours depart daily on demand.
Central Otago wines are fast gaining an international reputation for their quality and finesse. Our label - Carrick - is truly a label for the region.
The Nevis Bluff vineyard is surrounded by the ruggedly beautiful country where "Nevis Bluff grapes are hand harvested, hand treated and hand plunged, a successful recipe for the vineyard's pinot noir and pinot gris wines which are gaining prominence both in New Zealand and overseas."
Warwick and Jenny Hawker bought Pisa Range Estate in 1995 and they were one of the first to grow grapes on the Pisa Flats. The Pisa Range Estate label was launched with the 2000 vintage.
Central Otago's wine industry symbolises success and its continental climate rivals Europe's best which inspires a new heritage to enhance the region's captivating history.
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The Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race is an event where teams of four women choose from a short, medium or long-course adventure. Travelling together in a team, they must navigate around a secret course by ...
Where: Cromwell Heritage Precinct, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: 71 Melmore Terrace, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 12:00pm on Friday 9th February 2024
To: 11:00am on Sunday 11th February 2024
Cromwell Gypsy Fair
The Annual Gypsy Fair returns to Big Fruit Reserve, Murray Terrace, Cromwell. The travelling fair has been going for over 30+ years across the North and South Islands of NZ. Come and check out the funky stalls and some ...
Where: Big Fruit Reserve, Cromwell, Central Otago
Address: Murray Terrace, Cromwell, Central Otago
From: 9:00am on Saturday 13th April 2024
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 14th April 2024