Cromwell is a town in Central Otago in the Otago region of New Zealand. It is situated between State Highway 6 (linking to Wanaka, 50 km north, and Queenstown, 60 km west) and State Highway 8 leading to the Lindis Pass, 75 km northeast, and Alexandra, 33 km south. The road to Alexandra winds through the Cromwell Gorge. A point near Cromwell lies 119 kilometres from the sea, the farthest from the sea anywhere in New Zealand.A prominent feature surrounding much of the town is the man-made Lake Dunstan.Cromwell also has the newly constructed Highlands Motorsport Park.Nearby settlements are at Bannockburn, Lowburn, Tarras, and Ripponvale. Cromwell is also the home of the Cromwell Chafer Beetle (Prodontria lewisi). Wikipedia
Home to pretty treasures, Cromwell is New Zealand's best kept secret. Cromwell is located at a short trip away from Dunedin a major city in New Zealand. Dunedin is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Larnach Castle And Gardens, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin Railway Station. Also, to reach Cromwell, you'll have to take a flight to Dunedin; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Cromwell are of 1 to 2 days duration.
Cromwell is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.