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Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand

How much does it cost to travel to Cromwell?

You should plan to spend around $84 (NZ$137) per day on your vacation in Cromwell. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $27 (NZ$44) on meals
  • $25 (NZ$42) on local transportation
  • $80 (NZ$130) on hotels

A one week trip to Cromwell for two people costs, on average, $1,175 (NZ$1,920). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Cromwell cost?

A one week trip to Cromwell usually costs around $588 (NZ$960) for one person and $1,175 (NZ$1,920) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Cromwell on average costs around $1,175 (NZ$1,920) for one person and $2,350 (NZ$3,840) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Cromwell will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Cromwell on average costs around $2,518 (NZ$4,114) for one person and $5,037 (NZ$8,228) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Cromwell has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Cromwell expensive to visit?

Cromwell is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in New Zealand, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within the Pacific, which is known to be an expensive region, Cromwell is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in the Pacific for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Cromwell.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Cromwell Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Cromwell?

The average Cromwell trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Cromwell travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) NZ$130 ($80)
Local Transportation 1 NZ$42 ($25)
Food 2 NZ$44 ($27)
Entertainment 1 NZ$27 ($17)
Alcohol 2 NZ$8 - 23 ($5 - 14)
Accommodation Budget in Cromwell
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Cromwell is $40 (NZ$65). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Cromwell is $80 (NZ$130). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Cromwell

Looking for a hotel in Cromwell? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Cromwell based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $113. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Cromwell
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Cromwell is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $25 (NZ$42) per person, per day, on local transportation in Cromwell.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Cromwell
How much does it cost to go to Cromwell? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Cromwell
The price of renting a car in Cromwell will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Cromwell
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Cromwell can vary, the average cost of food in Cromwell is $27 (NZ$44) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Cromwell should cost around $11 (NZ$18) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Cromwell is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Cromwell
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  • Entertainment and activities in Cromwell typically cost an average of $17 (NZ$27) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Cromwell
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  • The average person spends about $9.41 (NZ$15) on alcoholic beverages in Cromwell per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Cromwell on a Budget
Cromwell Dunstan Lake, Cromwell, New Zealand
Cromwell is a town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated between two of the main highways on the South Island and is close to Queenstown and Wanaka. Luckily, the town is surrounded by Lake Dunstan, which is good for those who love being near water as Cromwell is the furthest point from the sea in the entire country.
Lake Dunstan is a beautiful man-made lake in the town of Cromwell. The lake was created in 1992 after the Clyde Dam went through major repairs and transformations. Cromwell was a mining town in the 1800's and there are many historic buildings in town that reflect this history. In the town center, you can see some of these buildings such as Captain Barry's cottage, the Cobb & Co Store, London House Stables, Belfast Store, and Jolly's Seed & Grain Store.

Bannockburn and Bendigo are two mining sites nearby and there are still some old ruins of cottages that miners lived in back in the mining days. As you enter the town you will see a large stone replica of various types of fruit as Cromwell is known for its fresh fruit.
Cromwell is surrounded by several towns and cities, the closest being Queenstown, Wanaka, Clyde, Alexandra, and Arrowtown. Also close by are a few different ski fields (Cadrona, Treble Cone, Coronet Peak). Cromwell is part of the Otago region of New Zealand, which includes the southeastern part of the South Island. This region is known for snow-capped mountains, adventurous sporting, wineries, and wildlife.

Near the town center is a wharf where you can take a tour of Lake Dunstan on a restored wooden motor launch. This is a very relaxing activity and really allows you to see the beauty of Cromwell from afar.

For more of a thrilling activity, visit the Highlands Motorsport Park where you can race go-karts, go on a safari dirt buggy excursion, and visit the motorsport museum. Tickets range from ten to twenty New Zealand Dollars.

The Cromwell Golf Club is a great place to spend a day, as it is considered the best inland golf course in the country. There is a clubhouse with locker rooms, as well as the option for renting carts and clubs.

During the summer months, there are fruit stands off of highway 6 (the main road you would take if you are driving to Queenstown or Wanaka) where you can buy fruit as you pass by or even pick your own fruit.
Food and Dining
There are several options for dining in Cromwell including national and international cuisines. Armando's Kitchen Italian Cafe is a lovely restaurant that serves traditional Italian food. The Bannockburn Hotel also has a great restaurant, with classic pub food and a wide selection of wine and beer. India Garden is a fantastic place to grab a traditional Indian curry and some naan bread. Thai Crom is another delicious Asian restaurant with a selection of traditional Thai food. Some places that serve classic New Zealand cuisine are Nichol's Garden Cafe, Tarras Country Cafe, and The Cider House Cafe and Bar.

Vineyards surround Cromwell as well so if you are interested in trying some wine, there are many places for that too. Wild Earth Wines and Restaurant, Wooing Tree Vineyard and Restaurant, Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door and Restaurant, and Carrick Winery and Restaurant are a few great places to taste wine and delicious food.

Cromwell is centrally located and is easily accessible from Queenstown, Wanaka, and Alexandra. The only way to get to Cromwell is by road, as there is no airport or train station. Therefore, it is probably easiest to rent a car from one of the larger cities and drive to Cromwell. Jucy is a great rental car company with affordable costs. You can rent small cars or entire camper vans through this company. You will notice that it is probably the most popular rental company in the country as there are bright green and purple cars/vans all over the roads.

Queenstown is the closest airport to Cromwell, with Dunedin being the second closest. From these places, you can drive to Cromwell. From Queenstown, it takes about forty minutes and from Dunedin it takes about three hours. InterCity is a bus company that can take you into Cromwell.

Once in Cromwell, you can either get around on foot, by bus, or by taxi. Getting around on foot is obviously the most affordable and it allows you to really see a majority of the town.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.