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Discover Arrowtown, New Zealand

Historic Arrowtown

You’ll be enchanted by Historic Arrowtown, a New Zealand treasure. It is a scenic 20 minute drive from Queenstown, and close to its ski fields.

Arrowtown is charming and quirky – a delightful gold rush village nestled below the beautiful peaks that surround the sparkling Arrow River.

The heart of its history is Buckingham Street, a procession of small town heritage buildings that stretches into a tree-lined avenue of tiny miner’s cottages.  The buildings in this lovely precinct house shops, galleries, bars, and restaurants – many classy, most individual, not one from an international chain.

It is a wonderful place to browse, enjoying the dining, the shopping, and soaking up Arrowtown’s lively heritage.

This alpine setting hosts the picturesque Arrowtown trails, a cluster of attractive walking and cycling tracks, many suiting beginners. The remains of the separate Chinese miners’ village lie by the river. Varied activities include three splendid golf courses, one at our beautiful Millbrook resort.

Buckingham Street is also home to the Lakes District Museum, with its memorable exhibition of life in a goldfields town.  This is also the Information Centre, and a “first stop” for maps and guidance.

Arrowtown is recognised as the walking and biking centre of the Wakatipu and the many walking trails and cycle tracks of the area either start or finish in the town. Talk to the staff at the museum Information Centre for maps and local information.

If you’d enjoy making a holiday base in delightful Arrowtown, there are varied accommodation choices. Expect a friendly welcome.

Ski Base - Arrowtown

Arrowtown is a popular winter home for ski teams in training, and especially suits family groups wanting a smart holiday base that’s cosy and uncrowded, with a good choice of restaurants, bars, and shopping. Our local ski fields are Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Cardrona Ski Resort.

360 panorama of Arrowtown

This 360 panorama was created by 360queenstown-wanaka.