Cromwell Heritage Precinct

Cromwell Heritage Precinct: Hours, Address, Cromwell Heritage Precinct Reviews: 4.5/5

Cromwell Heritage Precinct
4.5
from NZ$204.11
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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 of the historic buildings dating back to the gold rush of the 1860's were saved or lovingly rebuilt on higher ground, creating the Cromwell Heritage Precinct. Step back in time to the gold rush and explore heritage buildings, many with artisan businesses in them, located on the shore of beautiful Lake Dunstan. Open daily.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,033 contributions
UNIQUE HERITAGE ATTRACTION.
Mar 2020
Important to visit this place to understand the history of Cromwell which is located on the sparkling pristine clear water of Lake Dunstable.
Written 6 February 2021
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Mike B
Auckland, New Zealand44 contributions
Great history lesson
Jan 2021
It was awesome walking through the remaining buildings left over from when the town was flooded in 1992 and moved inland. Good to see they have kept this preserved so people can see the old heritage buildings.
Written 14 January 2021
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Sharon
3 contributions
Always worth a visit
Dec 2020
Sequoia Finewares is an amazing shop to visit. Friendly staff and fantastic variety of gift ware and things to buy.
Written 13 January 2021
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Mechelle M
Lower Hutt, New Zealand281 contributions
Well presented
Jan 2021 • Couples
A must visit to understand the history of this town. Well set out with plenty of information and displays to look at, as well as functioning shops. Its is not large so an hour or so is about the time we spent there but was well worth it.
Written 3 January 2021
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Shane B
Te Awamutu, New Zealand673 contributions
Worth a stop if in the area
Nov 2020
Worth a visit but if you didn't stop for food or as we were lucky enough to be there on market day you could probably do it in 15 minutes. Probably deserves a good rather then an average but don't see it being really good. Would visit if in Cromwell or passing through but would not go out of my way to see it.
Written 29 November 2020
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Andrew N
Hokitika, New Zealand116 contributions
Andy Rolleston
Nov 2020 • Friends
Great to see they have persevered the old town of Cromwell really nice to spend some time looking around really recommend it
Written 12 November 2020
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Ray C
Whangarei, New Zealand137 contributions
Great place to spend an hour or two
Sep 2020
Easy to move around and very interesting, the history of the area is well explained here. Great to see the old buildings retained and in some cases still in use
Written 28 September 2020
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WordChristchurch
Christchurch, New Zealand51 contributions
Amazing --- sad that the villaghe was sunk to build the dam though
Aug 2020
Go visit the old part of Cromwell. It needs to be better displayed on the highway entering new Cromwell
Written 31 August 2020
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Kevin N
Cromwell, New Zealand29 contributions
Such interesting history this little town has. The lake is absolutely beautiful
Aug 2020 • Couples
Do yourself a favour and visit the Cromwell heritage site. Quaint shops, great coffee and snacks and awesome views of the lake.
Written 26 August 2020
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Travellove414
Queenstown, New Zealand311 contributions
Beautiful spot
Aug 2020 • Couples
A must if you're visiting Cromwell. On a beautiful stretch of the lake, the heritage buildings are a blast from the past. There is alot to learn here about Central Otago's goldmining past.
Written 3 August 2020
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