Cromwell Heritage Precinct
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.read more
- Web: www.cromwellheritageprecinct.co.nz/
Melmore Terrace, Cromwell
Cooneys Clothing & Footwear
Cooneys Clothing - where quality is affordable. This store can dress your entire family - with a range of kids clothes and shoes. A good selection of sporty clothes and shoes.read more
The Linen Collection - Cromwell
The Linen Collection products are exclusive in New Zealand and it is our privilege to offer this wide range of unique bed linen,table linen, baby linen and silk and cotton nightwear direct to the public.,we still stock our original product which is all hand embroidered to perfection and very much in demand by repeat customers.read more
Jones Family Fruit Stall
Jones Family Fruit stall is one of the best known fruit stalls in Central Otago, with people coming from all over New Zealand and the world to visit. The fruit stall stocks a huge array of fresh fruits, dried fruits, nuts, honey products and vegetables. On a hot summers day, there is nothing better than a real fruit ice cream made to order. Whilst enjoying your ice cream, why not stretch your legs in Mrs Jones beautiful English-style garden.The garden contains hundreds of roses and is open all year round. The fruit stall is open every day of the year from 8am until 6pm with extended hours in summer.read more
- Web: suncrestorchard.co.nz/mrs-jones-fruit-stall/
- Location: 489 State Highway 6, Kawarau Gorge Road, Central Otago, Cromwell 9384
Tarras Country Store is in the beautiful little village of Tarras. This is a local general store with lots of specialist goodies to buy as well as a gift shop. Definitely worth a stop and a browse, and to buy some lollies or an ice-cream for the road.read more
- Web: www.facebook.com/pg/Tarras-Country-Store-925288877531417/about/?ref=page_internal
- Location: 2792 Tarras-Cromwell Rd, Tarras 9383
PERRIAM is a luxury New Zealand-made merino fashion brand that designs and creates beautiful clothing for women, children and babies. Our merino clothing and homewares are contemporary yet enduring, with a focus on integrity and craftsmanship.The heart of PERRIAM is fashion designer Christina Perriam’s family and their Central Otago high-country merino farm, Bendigo Station. As a place of rich pioneering history, a peaceful lifestyle and enchanting natural beauty, it inspires Christina to design timeless New Zealand-made merino knitwear, fashion-forward clothing and homewares to stand the test of time.
Eade Gallery - Clyde
The Eade Gallery, located in the historic township of Clyde, proudly represents predominantly Central Otago artists.The gallery has something for everyone from original paintings, jewellery, sculpture, ceramics, photography, reproduction prints and cards. Melanie is happy to give art consultancy and advice to customers. The gallery and Melanie’s in-house studio is open 7 days a week.read more
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Our favourite destinations…
New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!
Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.
With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.
With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.
Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting pools of mud!
The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi. Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.
Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City. The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities. Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!
Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.