APBA represents Arrowtown’s businesses. It is responsible for the town’s promotion, and for this website.
The board of the Arrowtown Promotion and Business Association is elected annually by the Association’s members who are business ratepayers. Central to its work, is the belief that the well being of the town is dependent on the preservation of its historic heritage and its natural surrounds. APBA promotes Arrowtown’s tourism, and liaises with its major funder, the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
Media and business enquiries to: APBA Project Co-ordinator Sue Patterson. [email protected] 64 + (0)276 504 465
Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
Arrowtown is one of the fastest growing towns in New Zealand:
Arrowtown Random Fact No.2
Arrowtown was originally known as Fox’s. named after William Fox an early gold discoverer. Then it was known as The Arrow and later Arrowtown.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.3
In the 1950’s many New Zealander’s built cribs ( holiday houses) in Arrowtown and came here for their summer holidays.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.4
The trees in Arrowtown’s beautiful avenues are Sycamore, Ash, Oak, Elm, and Rowan. The first avenue was planted in 1867.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.5
Arrowtown had four churches representing the early immigrant populations. Catholic, Presbyterian, Anglican and Methodist. All still operate today except for the Methodist Church.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.6
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.