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Going Off the Beaten Track

The heritage rich towns of Clyde and Cromwell offer so much more than amazing views. Make the most of your time either side of the Lake Dunstan trail by filling your itinerary with heritage hotspots; doing a wine tour; hiking and biking; and even getting a dose of adrenaline!

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Cromwell Heritage Precinct - Alexandra Information Centre

Cromwell's Fast & Furious

Upgrade your glasses of wine with shots of adrenaline! Superfast Car Dash, Go Karting, Highlands Taxi are all on offer at Highlands. Highlands welcome group bookings with open arms and there's absolutely something for everyone - including an excellent café, a sculpture museum and mini golf on site!

Keep the adrenaline pumping as you travel through the Kawarau Gorge to Goldfields Jet. Experience the power of the Kawarau River which is renown for being one of the most historic gold mining areas in New Zealand, as you jet across the river. Do check out the combo deals on offer for both of these!

History & Heritage

As you explore Cromwell and Clyde, you will notice how the past and present intertwine so naturally.

At both ends of the Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail, there is a heritage precinct that allows you to visit the 'living museums'. Cromwell Heritage Precinct was created when the Lake Dunstan was formed, as Cromwell's main street would be underwater. Buildings dating as far back as 1860s were relocated to their new home on Melmore Terrace to preserve them. 

Clyde's CBD doubles as a Living Museum. Old buildings line the main street of Clyde refurbished as cafes, restaurants, lodges and galleries.

Arts Trail

Arts on the Trail

Central Otago is not only the home for many incredible artists, the region also acts as inspiration!

Clyde and Cromwell are fantastic at showcasing the best that these local artists have on offer. 

Check out the Central Otago Arts Trail for individual artists and their galleries, workshops and exhibitions. 

Wining & Dining

Cromwell boasts over thirty cellar doors so local Central Otago wine is never far away! Cromwell is a food lovers dream with something to tantalise everyone's taste buds. Local restaurants and eateries will often pair a Central Otago wine with their main, or use local produce in their meals. For example, homegrown fruits will make their way into chutneys and desserts; local honey, oils, and herbs are found in dressings and high quality meats will be taken from the high country.

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