Experience mind blowing thrills with Gold fields Jet as you speed down the Kawarau Gorge. Blast past sheer cliff faces and giant boulders only inches away - then hold on and experience the adrenaline rush of a 360" spin.
Cost: $90 per adult / $49 per child
Old Cromwell Town
The Origins of Old Cromwell Town Historic Precint.
In 1990 Lake Dunstan was formed to store water for the Clyde Hydro Dam. The lake flooded the main street of the original township of Cromwell which dated back to the gold rush of the 1860:s Some of the historic buildings from the precint were saved, dismantled and rebuilt on the new site of Old Crowell Town Precint. This Precint seeks to preserve the unique living record of the heritage of Cromwell for generations to come. The historic precint is on the shores of lake dunstan and can be found by following the map on the back of the brochure. The Argus Newspaper office on Main Street has a display of information on the old town and there is a free self-guide map there for your walk around. You are welcome to walk into the museum buildings and to visit the working Artisans and shops around this area. Old Cromwell has authentis stone buildings, a mud brick cottage, the London Stables. It is situated on abeautiful lake side setting.There is art work in metal, local artists works and cafes to enjoy the edible delights.
Cromwell Golf Club
The Cromwell golf course sits comfortably on land similar to that of the famous Melbourne belt. The combination of the expansive rolling dunes of the front nine and the more traditional tree lined nature of the back make for an endlessly interesting golf experience. Cromwell is a course that will challenge golfers of all abilities.
5249m from the ladies tee. 5885m from the club tee. 6208m from the championship tee.
The golf course offers electric carts, trundlers, practice facilities. and the hire of golf clubs. They have a full range of golfing accessories at the golf shop, lessons as a group or an individual can be organised. Club House facilities - Bar and cafe operating on clubdays or by prior arrangement. .Evening meals served at weekends and holiday periods.
Summer membership $251.00. Fees vary with type of game you wish to play.
Cost: $40 non affiliated members
Garden Nursery,Lavender Farm and Still room. An Aromic Central Otago Garden.
Informal rooms enclosed by trees, clipped hedging and stone walls within an historic setting. Plants seen growing in the nursery can be bought, ie Lavendars, herbs, old roses and perrinials. The lavendar paddock produces oil and dried lavendar bunches for sale in the Still Room.
Open five days a week, closed Monday and Tuesday from October-March. Briar dell is opening a shop in Old Cromwell Town which will be open 7 days a week from the 17/11/10.
Cost: $5 per person
Cromwell and Districts Museum Central Otago
Experience the social life in the late 1800s, discover the influences that have shaped Cromwells past. Explore the stories of gold dredging, our early pioneer woman, the goldminers and the chinese, their lives,their world.Marvel at their stoic determination in their search for gold from the treacherous Kawarau and Clutha-Mata-au Rivers. Read their fascinating stories, their conquests and the tragedies in their quest for gold.Find out more about Cromwells own Chinatown.
Open daily in summer 9am-6pm Open daily in winter 9am-5pm.
Clutha River Cruises
Expore the mighty Clutha River.Journey the isolated reaches of the historic and picturesque thyme studded Roxburgh Gorge. View the mining sites of Doctors Point and Butchers Point to see the rock huts the miners existed in all those years ago. Take in some of the most stunning scenery that only Central Otago can provide. This is a trip for the whole family.
Charters. Steve will cater for any preferred river experience and broaden your enjoyment of this superb isolation. A must trip for education groups the NV Nevache offers extraordinary views of intact historical sites lodged throughout the Roxburgh Gorge. Chartered cruises, Private Functions, Special Events, Historic Tours. This vessel is surveyed and licensed to carry 18 adults at one time of a party or 18 school-aged children and four adults.
Cost: $80 per adult / $40 per child
Paint Ball Central
TEN ACRES OF PURE HELL AND YOU WONT WANNA LEAVE.
Get dressed in camoflaged gear, get a gun, sneak around our pines, seek your targets, get them first beford they get you. Play bushball or shanty town-60 shops, 2 streets,alleyways. Urban warfare at its best. There is no age limit but children must be accompanied by adults. Open 7 days a week , daylight-dusk. There is a shooting gallery to show off your skills, 14 games that can be played eg defend the fort, capture the flag, hummer down etc. Specials are ongoing.
Cost: $28 per person
World famous as the ultimate jet boat experience. A unique breathtaking ride through dramtic, narrow, canyons and Queenstown's only exhilarating full 360 Degree spins! The Spectacular Shotover River Canyons. Shotover Jet operates on an exclusive area of the Shotover River and is the only compnay permitted to operate within its spectacular canyons, carved out over the ages by a vast volume of fast flowing water. The very grandeur of this spectacular environment, less than 10 minutes drive from Queenstown, adds to the excitement and exclusivity of the Shotover Jet experience. Boat ride 15 minutes duration.
Cost: adult $119, child 5-15 $69, under 5 free
The River Boarding Company
River Boarding is the most action packed and personally challenging white water activity you can do. In the beginning... Since a crazy raft guide first went down the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers on a body board back in 1985. River Boarding is now an exciting adventure activity for those who love water sports.
Aquatic Playground includes:
- Mighty Rope Swing
- Wicked Water Slide
- Jet Ski Sled Ride
- Rock jumps - small to huge
Also on-site, change rooms, cafe and toilet facilities and access to historic goldfields mining centre. 3.5 hour duration ride from Cromwell. Must be 12 years or older to participate. Have fun and go with the flow!
Cost: Adult $159 12 years and older
Kawarau Bridge Bungy
The Original. The historic Kawarau Bridge is home of bungy pioneers. AJ HACKETT and Henryvan Aschs first commercial bungy site started in 1988. 43m above the Kawarau river, it is still the most popular in NZ. Free jump t-shirt. Cafe and gift shop on site.
Cost: $180 per adult, $130 per child
The highest - 134 metres. Austalasias highest bungy. 8.5 seconds of freefall. Enjoy the fresh mountain air while you get harnessed up and take our cable car out to the jump pod.
Cost: $260 per adult
The Ledge Bungy
The Ledge bungy is located at the top of the Skyline Gondola. It is 400 m above Queenstown. Night jumps, Harness jumps, twist flip and dive. 1 hr round trip. Free jump t-shirt.
Cost: $180 per adult, $130 per child.
The Ledge Swing
At 400m above Queenstown the Ledge Swing takes you to new heights. Swing out over town. It is right next to the Ledge Bungy. Get the most craziest view of Queenstown. There are heaps of great combinations, just ask and you will save money.
Cost: adults $130 children $90