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Best things to do in Cromwell

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Cinema
“Niche Cinema. Cheese board and wine with your film in cosy sofa seats. Intermissions half way through films (not always, but usually) to go get a drink at the bar and a toilet break”
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Amusement Park
“Puzzling World is A M A Z I N G! Super random but super awesome. It gets pretty hectic especially on wet weather days ands school holidays but definitely worth a visit. You can stroll up there from town in about 30 mins and if your feeling crazy you can shoot up Mt Iron on the way or way back for an epic view over Wanaka.”
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Indie Cinema
“The cutest wee cinema you will every experience. Great popcorn, comfy seats. A seriously must do on a rainy day.”
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Café
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“Quirky, different with food that packs a punch, Arrowtown hidden treasure. They are open for breakfast, brunch and lunch 8am-3pm. ”
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Hotel
“Lunch at the Cardrona pub is a must. Great place with kids. Food and atmosphere are excellent.”
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Pub
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“Great little bar in Arrowtown, with old stone walls & a blue door (of course!). They have an open mic night on Wednesdays with a local band, which can often be packed!”
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Cinema
“For a decadent twist on the cinema experience - Ruby's Cinema is a must! And just down the road from Harakeke Eco-Retreat!”
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Pub
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“Good local pub and beer garden. Has a lively Sunday session with local musicians.”
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Italian Restaurant
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“The perfect place for gourmet food, artfully curated, and wine pairings painstakingly matched to perfection! Order the "Just Feed Me" menu for the chef to wow you with their hand selected best dishes and off menu delicacies.”
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Establishment
“Great food and coffee. Open early, free WiFi, vegan and gluten free options.”
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Point of Interest
“Cardrona is the ultimate alpine playground for all levels with NZ's first combined gondola chairlift, reliable snow conditions & world class terrain. ”
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Café
“Great beer, great food, great atmosphere. Try the pizza and the local Wanaka Beerworks beers.”
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Bar
“Delicious food and great service with a great selection of wines and other drinks to choose from. Fine dining at it's best. Would recommend booking in advance. Beautiful views over looking the Lake and trees.”
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History Museum
“Built around three historic buildings, Lakes District Museum is packed full of intriguing information revealing the early social and cultural history of the Wakatipu region. Open daily 8.30am – 5pm.”
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Café
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“If you are Vegan, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Intolerant or have any other dietary restrictions - go here. They have breakfast too with juices and Vegan pastries.”
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Spanish Restaurant
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“Perhaps our MOST favourite restaurant in the area. A delightful, lively spot in the heart of Arrowtown that serves ammmmazing Tapas with a local twist. The menu is ever-changing based on seasonal availability and is always so creative and delicious. ”
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