From vineyards to hiking to skiing, there’s something to suit every traveller in the stunning Central Otago region. Read on to find out more about the top attractions in the area, all located within a scenic drive from Anderson Park Motel, Cromwell.


  • Cromwell Farmers’ Market Oct-Apr
  • Highlands Motorsport Park – The brand new 4.5 km international-standard circuit also features Go Karting, Mini Golf, Pedal Cars and more
  • Lake Dunstan and Bannockburn, water sports, fishing, jet boating
  • Gold Fields jet boat rides, Wild Trout NZ, Pisa Moorings
  • Cromwell Speedway
  • Historic Old Town, Cromwell MuseumGoldfields Mining Centre
  • Art galleries, pottery and local crafts
  • Paintball Central, Mini Golf, 18 hole golf course, mountain biking, walking tracks and garden tours
  • Numerous vineyards, cafes and wineries, wine tour pickup/drop-off at the motel. The Big Picture (cafe and wine history tour)
  • Pick Your Own, from numerous local orchards
  • Cromwell Heated Swimming Pool

Queenstown & Surrounds


Regional day trip distances from Cromwell

Queenstown 60KM
Wanaka 57km
Clyde 26km
Alexandra 34km
Bannockburn 6km
Roxburgh 71km
Bendigo 21km
Twizel 30km
Tekapo 197km
Tarras 30km
Lindas Pass 78km

Cromwell is an ideal base to explore the many world class ski fields in the area. There are five ski and snowboard fields that are all located within a one hour drive from the town, including Cardrona Alpine Resort, Treble Cone and The Remarkables. Also in the area is Snow Farm – a popular cross-country skiing destination which offers skate and back-country skiing opportunities.

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