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History |Galleries | Cafes | Boutique shops Central Otago's best kept secret - a free visitor attraction that has something for the whole family. When the Clyde dam was completed in 1990, Cromwell's main street disappeared under Lake Dunstan. Some...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Melmore Terrace, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
+64 3-445 1746
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All reviews art galleries lake dunstan shops and cafes worth a visit preserved buildings local history historic town interesting place bite to eat lovely spot great history dam bakery seed lakefront grain detour
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A collection of buildings moved and restored after Lake Dunstan flooded the main street of the original town with the forming of the Clyde Dam. Stroll along and check out all the the buildings .

Thank 58jnapper
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a visit to the "old" town and there are some interesting places here and after looking at the mall area in the town, I am picking that this place will have some heavy investment in the future and will become one of the...More

Thank Sid H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice bit of history to wander through if you have an extra hour to spend in Cromwell. Pity there is no where to get a bite to eat, although it looks like there is a plan in place for the future.

Thank 371kevenk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really interesting line-up of 19th century shops which had escaped the flooding of Cromwell. Would have liked to have gone inside but we were there early morning. Great photo shoot!

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cromwell is a very quiet town. We visited on a Sunday afternoon and there wasn't a lot open. The Cromwell Heritage Precinct itself was really cool with a heap of historical buildings to walk around. If you aren't into old buildings then you won't enjoy...More

Thank 644KateR
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

It was a lovely spot although fairly quiet and we didn't meet too many locals who could have explained the significance further. We wanted to look in the shops but many of them closed about half hour before we got there ( we went about...More

Thank beanieburn
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Sometimes you come across a hidden gem. A bit like the historic area in Oamaru. When you don't expect much you are bowled over. To have my daughters excites by a typewriter and other things from the past you feel very satisfied. Along with the...More

Thank 422iana
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Had a small stop at this Heritage Area. A good place to relax and take a break from driving It is combination of beautifully preserved building; good for some camera clicks!!

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Was lovey to see, but most were closed as we were there about 4ish. Beautiful scenery and very peaceful.

Thank noteltrap1964
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Visited on Tuesday 8th May. Beautifully preserved buildings from a bygone era. Some buildings were moved to higher ground when they built the dam wall down stream, others in their original location.

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