Historic Cromwell


Historic Cromwell

Old Cromwell Town – Where past and present meet….

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Cromwell’s original business district, at the junction of the Clutha and Kawarau Rivers, was flooded in 1993 when the Clyde dam was commissioned. Enterprising volunteers saw the opportunity to save what what they could of the old town and recreate some of it on an adjacent higher site. And now we have Old Cromwell Town, a unique heritage precinct, freely open to the public as a window to the past. It serves as a setting for local artisans, cottage industries and special events.

Goldfields Mining Centre

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Learn first hand about gold mining from a real New Zealander with a passion for the region, it’s history and it’s stories. A one hour easy walk explores areas of ground sluicing, the Chinese miners village, tunnels driven deep into the hillsides and fascinating examples of how the power of water can literally move mountains. Try your hand at panning for gold, a fun hands-on experience not to be missed!!
Gold Fields Mining