An Iconic Kiwi playground
You can go back in time to the gold rush era at the Bannockburn Sluicings Historic Reserve, bike the iconic Otago Rail Trail, or enjoy a day of family activities on Lake Dunstan. The area is also famous for it's many restaurants and picturesque wineries, which are always a great way to end an action-packed day.
The heart of Central Otago
River Terrace is sited above the turquoise waters of the world-famous Kawarau River.
River Terrace is located only 3kms from the bustling township of Cromwell.
Centrally located between Queenstown and Wanaka, River Terrace is 45 minutes from Queenstown’s regional airport and premium retail offerings, and 35 minutes from Wanaka’s vibrant town centre. Positioned halfway between Wanaka and Queenstown means travelling further afield for business or recreation is always convenient.
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Experience the best of Central Otago’s natural beauty right on your doorstep. Enjoy a bunch of fun filled family activities from walking and cycle trails along the pristine Lake Dunstan to fishing, boating, swimming, waterskiing and rowing. Whatever the season, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
In an easy drive from River Terrace, you can be at the start of the Otago Rail Trail or the brand new Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail, among many others. Here you can enjoy some of the best cycling in New Zealand. The Original Great Ride links a chain of small communities each with its own unique charm and heritage. The Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail follows the Kawarau River and the mighty Clutha River Mata-au. Along the way discover new dramatic views around every corner and taste local produce and coffee at various stops.
Go back in time to the gold rush era at Bannockburn Sluicings Historic Reserve. Walk or bike through this spectacular man-made landscape and visit the remains of dams, rock tailings and caves. Take in the sweeping views across Cromwell and Bailey’s Gully. Then finish the day at nearby wineries and fantastic cellar doors and restaurants in Bannockburn.
Originally known as ‘The Junction’, Cromwell sits at the meeting of the Kawarau and Clutha Rivers. Once the centre of the gold mining industry, this iconic kiwi outpost has now become a bustling, modern township, home to art galleries, artisanal delicacies, and award- winning wineries.
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