As NZ's Most Beautiful Small Town we pride ourselves on our community support and we know many of you have already been out and about supporting our incredible businesses, in your safe bubbles. As we continue to move up the levels and whilst most businesses are open in Level 2, many still have many challenges with the new social distancing and limits on indoor capacity to deal with. So we will be continuing our campaign to support our local cafes, restaurants, retail stores and museum during these tough times and until we can welcome visitors from further afield.
Arrowtown continues to be a great location for those on a day trip, weekend getaway or looking for a family adventure or romantic night out. So please explore our site, our river and backcountry trails, our village streets and support the incredible and diverse range of businesses that we have in our town.
Kia Kaha ! #lovelocal, #lovearrowtown #don'tforgettoscan
Millbrook Resort is named after Mill Farm on which it sits. Mill farm was established by the Butel family who came from Normandy.
The first Arrowtown School was in Buckingham Street and opened in 1863. It was on the site now occupied by the Oak development.
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 has been a fire station on the current site since 1890. The hand drawn hose reel was used until the 1940’s.
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.
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