Welcome to the Cromwell Heritage Precinct

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History, Galleries, Cafes, Boutique Shops And More

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.