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Cromwell

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Wineries & Vineyards · Landmarks · Wine Tours & Tastings
Cromwell is a town in Central Otago in the Otago region of New Zealand.Cromwell is between State Highway 6 (linking to Wanaka, 50 km north, and Queenstown, 60 km west) and State Highway 8 leading to the Lindis Pass, 75 km northeast, and Alexandra, 33 km south. The road to Alexandra winds through the Cromwell Gorge. A point near Cromwell lies 119 kilometres from the sea, the farthest from the sea anywhere in New Zealand. A prominent feature surrounding much of the town is the man-made Lake Dunstan. Cromwell also has the newly constructed Highlands Motorsport Park. Nearby settlements are at Bannockburn, Lowburn, Tarras, and Ripponvale.Cromwell is also the home of the Cromwell Chafer Beetle (Prodontria lewisi).The 45th parallel south runs just North of the township.HistoryCromwell was originally known as "The Junction", being at the confluence of the Clutha and Kawarau Rivers. In 1862, gold was discovered below the Junction by two miners, Hartley and Reilly. Once the word of a gold strike was out, there was an influx of several thousand miners to the area.
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Highlands - Experience the Exceptional ©
Auto Race Track
Highlands - Experience the Exceptional
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Goldfields Mining Centre ©
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Goldfields Mining Centre
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Cromwell Heritage Precinct ©
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Cromwell Heritage Precinct
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Roaring Wine Tours ©
Wine Tour / Tasting
Roaring Wine Tours
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Duration: 4 hours

Side trips from Cromwell

Lake Wanaka ©
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Lake Wanaka Wanaka
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Otago Central Rail Trail ©
Biking Trail
Otago Central Rail Trail Central Otago
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Duration: 4 hours
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours Wanaka
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Roys Peak Track ©
Hiking Trail
Roys Peak Track Wanaka
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Duration: 5 hours

Hidden gems in Cromwell

Bannockburn Sluicings Walks
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Bannockburn Sluicings Walks
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door ©
Winery / Vineyard
Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door Bannockburn
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cromwell Museum
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Cromwell Museum
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Felton Road Wines ©
Winery / Vineyard
Felton Road Wines
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Wineries in Cromwell

Wooing Tree Vineyard ©
Winery / Vineyard
Wooing Tree Vineyard
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Misha's Vineyard Tasting Room ©
Winery / Vineyard
Misha's Vineyard Tasting Room
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Quartz Reef Wine ©
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Quartz Reef Wine
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Ceres Wines ©
Winery / Vineyard
Ceres Wines
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Cromwell

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Art Gallery
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5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Alan Waters Art Gallery
Art Gallery
Alan Waters Art Gallery Bannockburn
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
ART-CUT Gallery
Art Gallery
ART-CUT Gallery
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Duration: 30 minutes

Golf in Cromwell

Cromwell Golf Club ©
Golf Course
Cromwell Golf Club
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Heliview Flights ©
Helicopter Tour
Heliview Flights
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
Wanaka ©
Ski Area
Wanaka Wanaka
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Mount Aspiring National Park ©
National Park
Mount Aspiring National Park Wanaka
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
Arrowtown Village ©
Outdoor Activity
Arrowtown Village Arrowtown
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Duration: 2 hours

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