Cromwell offers a wide range of sightseeing, sporting and adventure activities. Located less than an hour’s drive from Queenstown, Wanaka and Alexandra, it is the ideal base for exploring the beautiful southern lakes region and the historic Otago Goldfields Heritage Trail.

Lake Dunstan

Formed as recently as 1993 with a shoreline of 106km. Paddle, swim, boat, ski, fish, ecotour.

Old Cromwell Town

Cromwell’s original shops were drowned but definitely not forgotten in this historic lakeside precinct.

Five Top Skifields

Going sking? Cromwell is within an hour’s drive of Coronet Peak, Remarkables, Cardrona, Waiorau and Treble Cone so stay at Lake Dunstan Motel and decide each day where the best conditions will be.

Vineyards, Orchards

Highly acclaimed wines (try the Pinot noirs and, in summer, the Rose) and delicious summer fruit. Experience the wine trail or an orchard tour – we can book a 3 hour tour so you don’t have to drive

Gold Mining Trails

The region was literally built on gold and there are plenty of intriguing historic sites to visit.

Four-Wheel Driving

There are a number of great routes you can follow if you really want to get away from it all.

Arts And Crafts

Take a special piece of Central Otago home with you. Sculpture, pottery, paintings and more.


Excellent facilities. Golf course, bowling, squash, swimming, tennis, netball, golf driving range, mini golf, mountain biking and several walking tracks and trails.

Queenstown, Arrowtown, Wanaka, Naseby

Exciting, bustling and charming tourist towns of Queenstown, Wanaka and Arrowtown, all within 50 minutes drive. The popular indoor curling rink and new luge at Naseby are less than 90 minutes drive from Cromwell.