A'TOWN TALK

08 Jul 2020

A crib is just a crib

Arrowtown’s holiday history

Arrowtown has seen a lot of change in the last 150 or so years. It started with a bang as a gold rush settlement of thousands, but when the gold ran o...

03 Jul 2020

Winter Wonderland Promotion

Ideas for School Holidays

 Arrowtown is the place to bring your family in the school holidays whether for Après Ski or great shopping. It’s beautiful, feels magic and kids just...

20 Jun 2020

Arrow Sounds 12 Hour Music Festival Transport

Orbus Service for 20 June 2020

 Arrowtown is celebrating with a 12-hour live music festival.  Here are some transport options if you don't want to drive.There are no door charges an...

28 May 2020

Arrowtown Photography Prize 2020

Winners announced

After a judging delay due to the effects of COVID-19 we are pleased to announce the prize winners of the 2020 Arrowtown Photography Prize. The Overall...

26 May 2020

New Arrowtown Shuttle

Fridays to Saturdays

You’ve been meaning to visit for a while… now’s the time! Catch a ride on the new Arrowtown shuttle running on Thursday to Saturday. It’s easy and it’...

26 May 2020

Support Your Local Museum

Sunday Book Sale and Market

Sunday's a special day at the Lakes District Museum for locals to come along and support the one day book sale and special market. Be sure to get out ...

21 May 2020

Arrowtown Artist Community

Meet Jenny Mehrtens

Jenny Mehrtens is an Arrowtown based artist, primarily a painter. She has had several group and solo exhibitions and her work can be found in private ...

12 May 2020

Arrowtown Open for Business

Locals and visitors are invited to revisit Arrowtown's favourite shops and restaurants as our charming village opens for business. Be sure to pop in a...

01 May 2020

Love Arrowtown: Go local

 You can help support the Arrowtown community by supporting our businesses. Even if their physical shops can’t open, many of Arrowtown’s locally owned...

28 Apr 2020

COVID-19 Information

Are you unwell?The following information is sourced from the AVA COVID-19 Information Hub. If you have any of the following symptoms, telephone your...

19 Mar 2020

A Treasure House of Memories

Lakes District Museum

Arrowtown’s slogan is Where History Meets Nature, and it’s not hard to see why. Nature is all around in the mountains, waterways and woodlands, and th...

23 Jan 2020

Secret hiking peaks of Arrowtown

Arrowtown is the gateway to the Mahu Whenua parkland’s many walking tracks and routes. The Sawpit Gully Loop, Millennium Track and Tobins Track are al...

13 Nov 2019

Summer Fun in Arrowtown

Just 20 minutes’ drive – or a $2 bus ride – from bustling Queenstown, Arrowtown has a special vibe in summer. The days are long, the weather’s good an...

28 May 2019

Six things to do in Arrowtown when it’s raining

 Not every day can be a bluebird day – even here it rains sometimes! Don’t let a bit of rain put you off making the most of all Arrowtown has to offer...

28 Mar 2019

Five things to do in Arrowtown this autumn

There’s a reason New Zealanders think of autumn when they think of Arrowtown. It's because in this historic town there’s not just gold in the river, t...

08 Mar 2019

Tohu Whenua Landmarks

Arrowtown Landmarks Story

Tohu Whenua – landmarks that tell our storiesArrowtown abounds with stories of two very different yet significant goldrush communities (both Chinese a...

02 Jan 2019

Arrowtown Gold

Heritage NZ Magazine Story

Immerse yourself in this Heritage New Zealand Magazine Summer 2018 travel story. Jacqui Gibson writes about how Arrowtown keeps heritage "front and ce...

02 Jan 2019

Arrowtown Boasts Tohu Whenua Landmarks

Did you know that the Arrowtown area boasts three of 24 New Zealand locations that have been designated @Tohu Whenua - landmarks that tell our stories...

26 Oct 2017

Arrowtown Eco News

Wilding Pine and Predator Updates

Wilding News - We had a very successful Spring Chop on Sunday, the 15th of October.Around 100 people showed up for the Wilding Spring Chop event, and ...

02 Sep 2016

Best Golf Destination in New Zealand

Arrowtown for Golf

A recent article in Australian Golf Digest has confirmed what locals have known for years – that Arrowtown is simply unrivalled when it comes to golf....

02 Sep 2016

Spring in Arrowtown

Arrowtown is spectacular in any season, but spring is something special. As winter gently fades, the snow lingers on the mountains as a flush of new g...

05 May 2016

Arrowtown Autumn Part 1

A Photographer's View by Leigh Jeffrey

Arrowtown in Autumn is not to be missed, it will take your breath away. As a photographer it is always an exciting time of year as the town that was b...

13 Jan 2016

My Arrowtown by Jane Shaw

Written by Jane Shaw of Provisions

Summer is here and we are loving it in Arrowtown. The annual influx of holiday visitors have been enjoying time spent sitting in the garden at Provisi...

11 Jan 2016

Wakatipu Wanderings

 The Wakatipu boasts a network of world-class trails suitable for biking, walking and running, the product of more than a decade of work by the Queens...

24 Aug 2015

Arrowtown Miner's Roads and Bridle Trails

Walks near Arrowtown

The allure of Arrowtown as a central point for some great day walks links back to the regions 1862  ‘gold rush’ that attracted hundreds in search of t...

Arrowtown Travel Mag

Read about the Travel Mag story about Arrowtown where the town features in a story about New Zealand's most charming locations...Travelmag.com "Mist f...