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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