Bannockburn is a place of fledgling vineyards, orchards, and fantastic vistas to a tangible gold mining heritage and recreational opportunities. Just 5km south-west of Cromwell the stone pillar entrance sign welcomes you to Bannockburn the ‘Heart of the Desert’. Enjoy wine tasting, seasonal fruits and relax at the Bannockburn inlet – ideal for picnicking, swimming and boating.
Cromwell is situated on the shores of Lake Dunstan just 40 minutes from Queenstown and Wanaka airports. A giant fruit sculpture at the town’s boundary welcomes visitors. Visit Old Cromwell Town Historic Precinct, participate in one of the many multi sport events, or enjoy world class wine produced right here.
The Lowburn Valley has fantastic mountain views offering changing perspectives of the Pisa Range, the Dunstan Range and the Sugar Loaf, which is a protected large, elevated, flat plain – a legacy of the Ice Age. Other points you are likely to encounter are nurseries, orchards, lavender, quirky driftwood figures, old cottages and a 1870s hexagonal dairy.