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Arrowtown – Where history meets nature

(20km from Queenstown), 49 Buckingham St, New Zealand, 9371 - View the map

From its beginning in the 1862 gold rush, Arrowtown has grown into a unique township carefully combing the heritage of its past with today's vitality. The Arrowtown historical precinct retains its charm through careful preservation of historic buildings, reserves and trees.

The Wakatipu area history is well documented at the Lakes District Museum - also the town's Visitor Information Centre.

Arrowtown provides a wide variety of places to eat, drink, shop, stay and play; matching the best in New Zealand. Explore Arrowtown lanes and arcades and discover wonderful cafes, restaurants and pubs, plus superb shopping. New Zealand's finest in clothing, souvenirs, arts and crafts, giftware and confections are available 7 days a week. In and around town are an excellent cinema, gold panning, swimming holes in the Arrow River and the restored Chinese Village Settlement. Nearby are renowned walking tracks, golf courses, ski areas, wineries and art galleries.

To really discover Arrowtown, stay a while - there's a wide variety of accommodation, from self-contained to hosted; backpacker to luxury.

Arrowtown is central to all the adventure and excitement that the region has to offer - 20km to Queenstown, 42km to Wanaka via the Crown Range and 43km to Cromwell. .

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+64 3 442 1824

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