Visit Arrowtown, Queenstown, NZ

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    About Arrowtown

    Arrowtown grew to prominence during the Otago Gold Rush of the 1880s. It is located on the Arrow River, near to Lake Hayes, about 20 minutes’ drive from Queenstown.

    Arrowtown’s main street is preserved as a historic village, and is notable for its beauty, especially in Autumn. It is home to the Lakes District Museum.

    In modern times, the region has become a celebrated wine region, and is also home to two of New Zealand’s premier golf courses.

    Accommodation in Arrowtown (NZ)

    There are a good number of premier hotels and lodges in and around Arrowtown, and also bed & breakfast establishments, motels, and holiday villas for rent.

    For campers and motorhome travellers, Arrowtown has holiday park and backpacker accommodation.

    Transport around Arrowtown

    Arrowtown is close to Queenstown International Airport, and also within easy reach of central Queenstown via shuttle and taxi transport.

    Mountain bike rental is available in central Queenstown, from where it is easy to reach Arrowtown within half a day’s ride.

    Tourist Activities around Arrowtown

    The old goldfields of Arrowtown are a long-standing attraction, which offer the chance to pan for gold in the Arrow River, and keep any gold obtained as a souvenir.

    Arrowtown’s main street itself is a tourist attraction, consisting of well-preserved stone buildings dating from the late 19th Century. Town planning controls prohibit more modern buildings from spoiling the streetscape, resulting in a much-photographed historic village, often captured in images during Autumn, when golden-leaved trees create an almost northern American pioneer scene.

    Two of New Zealand’s premier golf courses are close to Arrowtown, one of which offers luxury lodge accommodation.

    Also nearby is Coronet Peak ski area.

    In recent decades, Arrrowtown has become a premier wine-growing region, famous for its Pinot Noir variety, amongst others. Wine tours that take in local vineyards are available from Arrowtown, as from Queenstown.

    Arrowtown is home to the Lakes District Museum, which represents the history of the Queenstown Lakes region.

    In contrast to Queenstown Central, bustling and modern, Arrowtown offers a more relaxed and tranquil holiday experience.

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