Cromwell, Central Otago - New Zealand

Cromwell is the center of Central Otago. It is on the main highway to Queenstown, Wanaka, Alexandra and Clyde which are all just a short distance away. Alexandra 25 minutes, Clyde 20 minutes, Wanaka 40 minutes and Queenstown 45 minutes.

Cromwell is the ideal base to do business in, or explore Central Otago and the Lakes District.

Located at the junction of Queenstown, Wanaka and Alexandra and all easily reached within an hour's drive, Cromwell is the ideal base for your Central Otago holiday.

Cromwell is fast becoming the go-to place for anything to do with motorsport - whether it is at Central Motors Speedway or at Highlands Motorsport Park. Add to that our several horse racing meeting each year and the racing is covered.

Cromwells great weather allows for many types of outdoor activities all year around Lake Dunstan is a recreational paradise.


The Region Has A Unique Landscape With Each Season Presenting A Different Face:

  • Summer has bare brown hills, with tussock and purple thyme dotting the landscape and scenting the air

  • Autumn brings glorious color, which has to be seen to be believed. Acres of autumn colored vines add a modern twist to the landscape. The still-warm days and cool nights make for spectacular golden poplars and the varied hues of other deciduous trees.

  • Winter brings sparkling white frosts which glitter in the sun and snow-covered mountains against a clear blue sky (most of the time).

  • And in Spring the new foliage and the blossom on the fruit trees give the landscape a freshness and a promise of another glorious summer just around the corner


The area has a continental climate, with greater seasonal extremes than anywhere else in New Zealand, which results in hot summers and cold winters. In winter heavy frosts can occur at any time between March and October — usually followed by beautiful sunny days. Hot dry summers are followed by very dry cool autumns — great for wine. Rainfall is relatively low.

We look forward to welcoming you at ASURE Central Gold Motel - Gaylene Barnes