Central Otago Activties

Cromwell Golf Course

Cromwell Golf

“The Cromwell Golf Course sits comfortably on land similar to that of the famous Melbourne sand belt. The combination of the expansive rolling dunes of the front nine and the more traditional tree lined nature of the back make for an endlessly interesting golf experience.” Greg Turner – former touring professional
Cromwell Golf


Central Otago Wine Region

Central Otago Wineries & Vineyards

Central Wines

Cromwell and Central otago is blessed with a fabulous climate. Wonderful long hot summers and cool crisp winters, ideal for growing one of Central Otago’s fastest growing industries….Wine.

Award winning wines from vineyards such as, Felton Road, Carrick, Mt Difficulty, Olssens, Bald Hills, Aurum Wines, Peregrine Wines and many, many more. All are open for tasting’s. What a wonderful way to fill in the day!
Otago Wine
Featured Wineries around Cromwell


Stunning Lake Dunstan

Cromwell Carrick Lodge

The lake was formed on the Clutha River as a result of the construction of the Clyde Dam, filling in four controlled stages beginning in April 1992 and completed the next year.

Parts of the town of Cromwell were relocated to a new area above the new lake. Between the town of Cromwell and the Clyde Dam the lake passes through what is called the Cromwell Gorge.

Lake Dunstan provides irrigation for nearby stone fruit orchards and vineyards, and is a major recreational asset, with facilities for boating waterskiing, fishing, parapenting, and rowing.

More on Lake Dunstan


Highlands MotorSport Park


We have completed a fantastic Summer/Autumn racing programme here in Cromwell.

The Track continues to be a huge drawcard for people coming to Cromwell to experience the energy.


 Highlands Website Here

Lake Dunstan Otago Rail Trail

Otago Rail Trail

Central Rail Trail


What a great way to explore old historic gold-mining villages, local country pubs, Central Otago rugged scenery, or try some great off-trail adventures…

The Otago Central Rail Trail is a 150-kilometer walking, cycling and horse riding track in the South Island of New Zealand. A pioneering project for New Zealand

Visit Otago Rail Trail 

Visit Central Rail Trail


Heliview Flights – Sight-Seeing & Heli-Biking

Heliview Flights – scenic helicopter rides and heli-biking trips

With Heliview Helicopter Flights, you’ll take in the majestic vistas of the Southern Alps including alpine landings and heli-biking from the Central Otago base in Cromwell in the South Island.

Blending a luxury helicopter, personalised service, friendly staff and the stunning Central Otago landscape, family-owned Heliview Flights offers a range of scenic helicopter flights and heli-biking trips (guided and self-ride). From their base at Cromwell Racecourse Airfield, flights take in the majestic vista of the surrounding area and Southern Alps.

Spoil yourself with a heli-dine package, or treat yourself to a day trip to Milford Sound. Flight options and specials are available on our website www.heliview.co.nz