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.
Arrowtown has one of the best preserved collection of goldfields heritage buildings in New Zealand.
The first jail in Arrowtown was simply a log. You were chained up to it. The later stone jail still exists and is in Cardigan Street. It is New Zealand’s 4th oldest jail.
Arrowtown is one of the fastest growing towns in New Zealand:
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.
Australia’s first saint, Sister Mary MacKillop visited Arrowtown in 1897 and set up a Catholic School. Part of this school can still be visited today.
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
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