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“Not too exciting”

Cromwell Heritage Precinct
Ranked #6 of 37 things to do in Cromwell
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We went for a wander to look at the old buildings but to be honest i think you could skip this. The boutique style shops are all over priced and theres not much else to see

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mermaidmelissa
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"lake dunstan"
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"art galleries"
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"shops and cafes"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"original town"
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"preserved buildings"
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"local history"
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"lovely spot"
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"historic area"
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"interesting place"
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"bite to eat"
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"great history"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"dam"
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"restoration"
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"bakery"
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely strolling through the village with beautiful galleries and boutique shops and plenty of informative displays. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Paul Catherine L
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

good cafe, fairly generic gift shop, but nice to look through. Waterfront is peaceful. Historic stuff well labelled and lots of good written/pictorial history to view. I'd go again.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank daisybellcow
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Loved our walk through this old town in the pouring rain. It was neat, well maintained and interesting

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Lovely stop off with historic buildings and nice cafe serving drinks and snack on a lake front, easy parking that is free

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jerry D
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