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Address: Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 1824

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Arrowtown’s surprises at every corner with new activities, restaurants, cafes and accommodation options. You don’t have to dig far in this sophisticated, yet quaint village to find why this charming town oozes heritage whether the newly restored miner’s cottages, the latest exhibit at the Lakes District Museum or the magnificent trails. Arrowtown is renowned for its café and restaurant culture. Whether fine dining, or enjoying a casual pizza or pie, there are delicious options for every budget and time span. Boutique beers and local wines are just some of the beverages on offer. Arrowtown’s tree lined streets, shops and cafes housed in original buildings and its proximity to walking /cycling tracks, vineyards, golf courses and ski fields, make it a must visit destination. Arrowtown sits only 20 minutes from Queenstown and a mere 15 minutes from Queenstown airport.

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So pretty in Autumn

We recently visited Queenstown and took the local bus to Arrowtown to have a look around. Such a pretty preserved old mining town. And you must walk down to the rivers edge... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rozelle, Australia

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Rozelle, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently visited Queenstown and took the local bus to Arrowtown to have a look around. Such a pretty preserved old mining town. And you must walk down to the rivers edge, it's lovely.

Thank sydneysan
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Picturesque little town with views of surrounding mountains and a few nice little shops and cafes. The Chinese Settlement is interesting and informative.

Thank Danny W
Fairplay, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent about 3 hours here walking through the Chinese village and reading about the history of this camp. The town has done a good job of maintaining the homes and shops in original condition and providing details of the living conditions and history. Nice walk, easy and informative. Good way to spend an afternoon or morning.

Thank DanandCollette
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A must visit when staying in either Queenstown or wanaka, loads of good eateries and things to see and do.

Thank kingsmorri
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed spending a day in Arrowtown Village is really well preserved gold rush era village with interesting range of shops and eateries The Chinese settlement walk was most informative and the recreated huts really show the harsh living conditions The River walk was beautiful with so many autumn colours and the 4.2k walk was easy Look forward to returning... More 

Thank Rotiman1
Brisbane Region, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled from Queenstown to Arrow Town and the journey by public transport was very good. This little town now set up for tourists with so many gift shops belies it's beauty and history. The Catholic Church with its warning before entry threw us, yet earthquakes can do damage. So in we went and found so much local history its... More 

Thank archibold1770
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will love the colourful scenery . We were there in April and went for walks in the morning . The autumn colours were superb . Loved the mountains with the colourful trees. This is one of our favourite little town. You must visit this town if you visiting Queenstown. This is a quiet little town but lots to see... More 

Thank Kanta P
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrowtown is a very quaint heritage village surrounded by mountains. It has a tree lined avenue and beautifully restored historic buildings including miners cottages. It's a working village with Cafes & Bars and other shops catering for everyone's need. Walk the river walk and find the " X"marks the spot that "Maori Jack" found gold in the Arrow River back... More 

Thank Darryl-Jo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to Arrowtown lasted an hour but it was the sweetest hour. This old mining village has it's own old world charm. It's still alive in the early 20th century. The small shops selling gold jewelry, the little roadside cafes, haberdasher shops, confectioners...all side by side lend a certain grace to the main street. This town will stay in... More 

Thank Shernaz D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful little town full of character, lots of specialty shops to visit and spend money in. If you wish to get some supermarket food best stock up in Queenstown before you go, its rather expensive in Arrowtown.

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