Mountain Biking in Cromwell, South Island, Otago New Zealand

Cromwell is a small town, situated in Otago region, in the South Island, New Zealand. It lies on the shores of Lake Dunstan and is located only at 34 mi/55 km from Wanaka and 38 mi/62 km from Queenstown.

Before the formation of Lake Dunstan and the construction of Clyde Dam, Cromwell was known as The Junction, due to the confluence of Clutha River with Kawarau River. This used to be a gold-mining area. The climate is considered to be continental and dry, with hot summers (up to 35°C/95°F) and cold winters (the temperature can drop down to -8°C/17.60°F).

Grasp the opportunity to explore Cromwell and the surrounding area on a mountain bike. Immerse yourself in the cycling adventure, feel the thrill of your personal effort and cover miles and miles discovering the rare and wild beauty of the surrounding valleys, mountains, hills, gorges and forests! Ride along the beautiful Dunstan Lake and explore the secrets of the old Cromwell town.

Roaring Meg and Lowburn Pack Tracks (over Pisa Range) and Cairnmuir Hill Track (from Clyde to Bannockburn) are the most rewarding and challenging ones.

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