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 first Arrowtown School was in Buckingham Street and opened in 1863. It was on the site now occupied by the Oak development.
There has been a fire station on the current site since 1890. The hand drawn hose reel was used until the 1940’s.
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
Millbrook Resort is named after Mill Farm on which it sits. Mill farm was established by the Butel family who came from Normandy.
The discoverer of gold in the Arrow river was a shepherd named Jack Tewa or Maori Jack. He also won the Royal Humane medal for saving a man from drowning in Lake Wakatipu.
Arrowtown has one of the best preserved collection of goldfields heritage buildings in New Zealand.
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