Getting Here

Via car, plane, or bus.

Arrowtown is handy to Queenstown.

By air.

Arrowtown is 15 minutes’ drive from Queenstown International Airport. Major rental car firms have bases at the airport.

By road – from Queenstown.

There are two routes of similar distance (about 20 minutes).
Route 1, The Scenic Route, exits Queenstown from Shotover Street, along Gorge Road. It passes through picturesque valleys and farmland under Coronet Peak, and the Millbrook Resort.
Route 2. From Queenstown towards the airport but at the Frankton Junction roundabout go straight ahead towards Cromwell along SH 6. After approx 10 minutes go left to Arrowtown at Lake Hayes – it’s well signposted.

By road –from Wanaka.

A stunning 50 minute drive from Wanaka, past the Cardona pub, and over the Crown Range road, with must-stop views down towards Arrowtown and Queenstown. At the bottom of the range, turn right towards (Queenstown on SH6), and take the Arrowtown turn soon afterwards.

By road – from Christchurch, Dunedin, and Cromwell.

Arrowtown is 40 minutes’ drive past Cromwell – along SH 6 through the spectacular Kawarau Gorge, towards Queenstown. Turn right towards Arrowtown which are at the signposts five minutes past the bungy jump bridge.

By bus

Arrowtown

Link buses to Arrowtown depart Queenstown at various times, and the direct bus to Arrowtown departs Frankton Hub. Please visit the Connectabus website to view timetables. Queenstown bus timetable which specifies which buses are best to catch out to Arrowtown (marked with an orange A).

Connectabus operates public transport in Arrowtown, Queenstown (Arthur's Point, Airport, Remarkables Park Shopping, Kelvin Heights, Sunshine Bay, Fernhill, Quail Rise, Lake Hayes) and also Wanaka.

Connectabus Buses leave the Airport & Queenstown every 15 minutes. Fare discounts are available, just ask your driver for a GO-CARD ($5.00 one-off issue fee) You can then load the card with cash for a 10% discount on standard fares, or load a 7-Day Saver (UNLIMITED travel on all Connectabus routes for 7 consecutive days) $47 Adult, $30 Child (5-15yrs) or you can purchase a Day Pass (no charge for the GO-CARD & UNLIMITED travel on all Connectabus routes for one day, $33 Adult, $17 Child (5-15yrs).

Arrowtown.

Link buses to Arrowtown depart Queenstown at various times, and the direct bus to Arrowtown departs Frankton Hub. Please visit the Connectabus website to view timetables. Queenstown bus timetable which specifies which buses are best to catch out to Arrowtown (marked with an orange A).

Connectabus operates public transport in Arrowtown, Queenstown (Arthur's Point, Airport, Remarkables Park Shopping, Kelvin Heights, Sunshine Bay, Fernhill, Quail Rise, Lake Hayes) and also Wanaka.

Connectabus Buses leave the Airport & Queenstown every 15 minutes. Fare discounts are available, just ask your driver for a GO-CARD ($5.00 one-off issue fee) You can then load the card with cash for a 10% discount on standard fares, or load a 7-Day Saver (UNLIMITED travel on all Connectabus routes for 7 consecutive days) $47 Adult, $30 Child (5-15yrs) or you can purchase a Day Pass (no charge for the GO-CARD & UNLIMITED travel on all Connectabus routes for one day, $33 Adult, $17 Child (5-15yrs).

Wanaka

Connectabus also runs a service to Wanaka twice a day via the Crown Range. We are able to pick guests up from their hotel/accommodation by request, for a day trip or to drop off at a Wanaka destination. One way fares: Adult $35, Child $20/ Return fares: Adult $65, Child $35. For more information visit our website or phone the booking line: 0800 405 066.




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