Autumn in Cromwell
Established by gold miners, but now its treasure is stone fruit where you can explore nearby ghost towns and soak up the tranquil lakeside scenery. In the 1980's and 90's Cromwell in New Zealand underwent a major transformation with the construction of the Clyde Dam power station.
When the dam was completed in 1992, the valley behind it was flooded to create Lake Dunstan. As a result, the original site of Cromwell's historic business district at the junction of the Kawarau and Clutha Rivers now lies at the bottom of the lake.