The Arrowtown Village Association is an Incorporated Society with Charitable status. We always welcome new members! Our monthly committee meeting is held on the fourth Thursday of each month.
The Arrowtown Village Association has completed many projects throughout the town and within its area, such as the first walking bridge over the Arrow River, the second walking bridge over the Arrow River, the Feehly Hill Restoration Project, the Security Camera Project and the Senior Net Project to name just a few.
We need your ideas, your involvement and your skills! Become a member and help us protect and enhance the unique character of Arrowtown.
Visit the Arrowtown Village Association website.
The Chinese Settlement was established in 1867-8 and was in existence until the mid 1930’s. The site underwent an archaeological excavation in 1984.
In the 1950’s many New Zealander’s built cribs ( holiday houses) in Arrowtown and came here for their summer holidays.
The first jail in Arrowtown was simply a log. You were chained up to it. The later stone jail still exists and is in Cardigan Street. It is New Zealand’s 4th oldest jail.
Arrowtown has one of the best preserved collection of goldfields heritage buildings in New Zealand.
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
Arrowtown is one of the fastest growing towns in New Zealand:
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