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Cromwell Gorge Picnic Area

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Cromwell Gorge Picnic Area - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama taken from a picnic and boat launch site along Cromwell Gorge and Lake Dunstan. The image was taken late one spring afternoon in 2008

Cromwell Gorge Picnic Area - FURTHER INFORMATION

Cromwell Gorge Picnic Area - Central Otago visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Cromwell Gorge Picnic Area' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Otago.

Part of Lake Dunstan floods Cromwell Gorge in Central Otago, which runs south from Cromwell for about 20km to the Clyde Dam. Along the way there are several picnic and rest spots which are also used to launch boats onto the lake. Lake Dunstan has become popular for fishing and other water sports. At most points in Cromwell Gorge it is about 400m wide. Lake Dunstan is fed by the Clutha River.

Other popular, natural, lakes in the region are Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea further north by Wanaka. To the west is Lake Wakatipu by Queenstown.


Car: From Alexandra take the 8 Highway north. This follows the eastern side of Lake Dunstan up the Cromwell Gorge to Cromwell. Here the 8 continues up the eastern side to Crippletown. At Cromwell a bridge connects to the 6 Highway which runs up the western side of the lake to Wanaka.

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