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. firstname.lastname@example.org 64 + (0)276 504 465
Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
There has been a fire station on the current site since 1890. The hand drawn hose reel was used until the 1940’s.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.2
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.3
There are two theories as to why the town is named Arrowtown. One is that the river behind the town flows swiftly like an arrow.
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 has one of the best preserved collection of goldfields heritage buildings in New Zealand.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.6
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.