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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Melmore Terrace, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
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All reviews art galleries lake dunstan shops and cafes worth a visit preserved buildings historical area local history lovely walk interesting place lovely spot great history great place to visit dam bakery seed lakefront grain
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was a lovely spot although fairly quiet and we didn't meet too many locals who could have explained the significance further. We wanted to look in the shops but many of them closed about half hour before we got there ( we went about...More

Thank beanieburn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sometimes you come across a hidden gem. A bit like the historic area in Oamaru. When you don't expect much you are bowled over. To have my daughters excites by a typewriter and other things from the past you feel very satisfied. Along with the...More

Thank 422iana
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Had a small stop at this Heritage Area. A good place to relax and take a break from driving It is combination of beautifully preserved building; good for some camera clicks!!

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

Was lovey to see, but most were closed as we were there about 4ish. Beautiful scenery and very peaceful.

Thank noteltrap1964
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Visited on Tuesday 8th May. Beautifully preserved buildings from a bygone era. Some buildings were moved to higher ground when they built the dam wall down stream, others in their original location.

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 17 July 2018

My partner and I stopped to have a quick look at this place after a day out sightseeing and it was very spooky at night time! I'm sure this place is absolutely beautiful in the daytime!

Thank jessicatheexplorer
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting set of old buildings, with retail, food and business occupants. Went first thing on the coldest day of the year and still enjoyed it (but by god that hot coffee was good). that says something

Thank William M
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We were amazed how the old Cromwell had changed. In the 1970s I had lived and worked in Cromwell. I worked in the very last building before the original bridge, which is now under about 30 feet of water in the newly formed Lake Dunstan.

Thank GaryJudy G
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Monday in May is not the best day to go as not many of the businesses are open and so it did not give a realistic view of the area.

Thank DianeM3696
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely old buildings kids had a ball exploring without the hassle of the horrendous crowds we found at arrowtown. Worth a stop in to see this lovely preserved town.

Thank Monique W
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