Students win top culinary award
Central Otago Campus students Erin Fenemor, Emma Evans and Ashleigh Kerr have proven that when the ‘heat is on in the kitchen’ it is no barrier to success,...
Waste to energy technology for Pacific
Otago Polytechnic Sustainability and Business Consultant Neville Auton says a technology which converts any kind of waste to renewable energy could be the...
NZ Emerging Artist Award 2014
Otago Polytechnic Dunedin School of Art student Cobi Taylor is the recipient of a prestigious New Zealand Emerging Artist Award (NZAAT) for 2014. Ms Taylor’s...
Dunedin architecture showcased in Venice
Dunedin firm Architecture Van Brandenburg’s latest project is showcasing both the company’s design strengths and the city’s talents on an international...
Campus upgrade: $12 million approved
A $12 million upgrade for the Dunedin campus was approved by the Otago Polytechnic Council last week. Construction has already commenced and will include...
Student finds balance between work & study
Cromwell resident Donna Ferguson is an excellent example of someone who has found the balance between studying and working. Ms Ferguson, who works for 45 South...
Central Otago is rightly famous for its mountains, rivers and lakes – not to mention the high-adrenaline adventures that go hand-in-hand with the landscape.
But for a student, the region has far more to offer! There is plenty of work, places to socialise, opportunities to participate in sports and activities and a great community of locals.
Otago Polytechnic’s main Central Otago Campus is in Cromwell, a township of around 4,000 permanent residents that swells to 7,000 during the peak summer season. The town has beautiful stone buildings and heritage sites, but also offers modern services, supermarkets, shops, cafes and sports facilities. Located on the banks of Lake Dunstan, the Campus is home to our Hospitality, Viticulture, Horticulture, Sports Turf Management and Stonemasonry programmes.
From Cromwell, a 45-minute drive will take you to both Wanaka, the base of Otago Polytechnic’s snow programmes and to Queenstown, a lively resort town that hums with activity and provides a gateway to all the adventure you could possibly want!
Distance from Queenstown and Wanaka: 45 minutes’ drive
Distance from Dunedin: Three hours’ drive
Average summer temperature: 25°C
Average winter temperature: 5°C
Major activities: Snowsports, water sports, hiking, biking, adventure tourism, arts, culture and heritage sites, and enjoying local cuisine
What to pack: Winter - warm clothes, hat, gloves, waterproof jacket and scarf. Summer - light clothing, swimsuit, sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses
Closest airports: Queenstown, Wanaka, Dunedin, Invercargill
Find out more about Central Otago!
International +64 3 445 9900
New Zealand 0800 765 9276
Physical address: Cnr Erris and Ray Streets, Cromwell, New Zealand 9310
Postal address: PO Box 16, Cromwell, New Zealand 9342