Fishing, Swimming & Boating


The lakes and rivers surrounding Cromwell all offer good fishing with both salmon and trout on the menu. Why not catch your supper? Wrap it in your favourite seasoning and cook it up in the BBQ back at the holiday park.

Should you want to tap into a bit of local knowledge there are talented fishing guides waiting to take you to their special spots.


On those hot hot summer days in Central Otago, why not take a refreshing dip in the lake. There are plenty of places around the lake shores to enjoy a picnic and a swim.

Cromwell has a fantastic aquatic centre featuring a large heated swimming pool; an excellent facility to get some exercise or a great rainy day activity for the kids.

The Aquatic Centre is located beside the Cromwell Mall and is open nine months of the year from August through until April.


Lake Dunstan is an ideal playground for families and boaties alike. Its large flat waters are ideal for waterskiing, towing the kids around on a donut or just finding a quiet spot to throw your line in. Take a cruise through the gorge toward the Clyde Dam or head to the north end of the lake for a different view of the hills and mountains of Central Otago.

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