12 Jul 2022

Arrowtown's hidden winter treasures

Arrowtown is a very special place in winter, and until now it’s been a well kept secret. This charming heritage town is just 25 minutes away from Quee...

27 May 2022

Stars align for Matariki Arrowtown Lights

Come celebrate the long weekend of the new Matariki holiday with us in the deep south, where night falls early in winter and our dark skies let us see...

14 Apr 2022

Winning images showcase Arrowtown

Drumroll please, as we announce the results of our annual photography competition! Before we do that, though, we would like to thank the many amateur ...

16 Mar 2022

5 ways to celebrate autumn in Arrowtown

When you think about autumn in New Zealand, you think about Arrowtown. In this historic mining town there’s not just the glint of gold in the river, t...

16 Feb 2022

5 outdoor heritage attractions

Arrowtown started life in 1862 as a booming gold rush town, and today so much built heritage from that era remains that it has been recognized as a  T...

26 Jan 2022

Fresh air and fun in Arrowtown

Just 20 minutes’ drive from Queenstown Airport, Arrowtown is a village with a special vibe in summer. The days are long, the weather’s good and the at...

10 Nov 2021

Christmas shopping in Arrowtown

Looking for a Christmas shopping experience away from the stress of busy shopping centres? Come to Arrowtown – we've got five really good reasons we t...

18 Oct 2021

Six perfect spring walks

Arrowtown is the gateway to some of the best short walks in New Zealand. The trail network takes you into the spectacular back country, through forest...

14 Sep 2021

Go local, love Arrowtown this spring

Arrowtown is the perfect spot for a spring holiday, a long weekend or just a day trip. The trees are blossoming, the flowers are blooming, the days ar...

18 Aug 2021

Winning the war on wildings

Arrowtown, the community that earned the title of New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Small Town in 2020, is getting more beautiful every day. We’re well awa...

12 Jul 2021

Winter in Arrowtown – for families

Arrowtown is the perfect place for a winter family adventure – well it is any time of year really!  There are so many things to do to keep kids entert...

31 Mar 2021

6 things to do in Arrowtown this Easter

Spend some time in Arrowtown this Easter and get the best of all worlds – there’s so much to do and see, a huge range of eateries and pubs, stunning b...

12 Mar 2021

Central Otago Road Trip

See Arrowtown's gold mining heritage

One of New Zealand's  Finest Road Trips takes you to nine of Otago's Tohu Whenua heritage experiences. Explore charming gold mining villages, take a f...

19 Feb 2021

Five favourite al fresco dining spots

There’s something special about eating outdoors in summer. Fresh air, sunshine and something green and gorgeous to look at – all while having a delici...

09 Dec 2020

Shop local this Christmas

This year, more than ever, is the year to do your Christmas shopping in Arrowtown. Need a good reason not to heed the siren song of the big box stores...

30 Nov 2020

Top five trail runs in Arrowtown

Arrowtown is a spectacular playground for trail runners – we’re surrounded by scenery that will take your breath away. This gorgeous landscape of moun...

30 Oct 2020

Arrowtown Most Beautiful Small Town 2020

Keep NZ Beautiful Awards

It's official - Arrowtown's secret is out, it's been judged New Zealand's prettiest small town in the October 2020 awards.Press Release 5.11.20Arrowto...

07 Oct 2020

Five things to do in spring

Take in the sights, sounds and smells of Arrowtown in spring - the perfect time to start ticking off your New Zealand travel bucket list. The blossoms...

10 Sep 2020

Fun Must-Do Heritage Activities

in Arrowtown

Here are some must-do up close-up things to do in historic Arrowtown.It’s one of New Zealand’s most photographed towns and it’s easy to soak up the fe...

26 Aug 2020

Arrowtown Award Finalist

NZ's Most Beautiful Small Town

We’ve been well aware Arrowtown is a gem for a long time, but now we’ve got confirmation of that from Keep New Zealand Beautiful: Arrowtown is a final...

14 Aug 2020

Arrowtown 2021 Calendars

Showcasing Beautiful Arrowtown

The much awaited Arrowtown calendar is on sale now. This stunning calendar showcases Arrowtown’s charm, natural beauty and heritage. Arrowtown 2021 ca...

01 Aug 2020

A Winter Day in Arrowtown

Arrowtown in winter is like no where else. It's crisp, and beautiful with heaps to keep you relaxed as you discover this historic yet contemporary tow...

17 Jul 2020

Arrowtown Lights Up

Heritage Lighting Project

This winter Arrowtown is glowing at night with beautifully lit heritage cottages, trees and façades showcasing the town’s historic character.Oddfellow...

10 Jul 2020

Arrowtown Shuttle

Fridays to Saturdays

The Arrowtown Shuttle service provided to bring locals in to town for the cost of donation ran for 6 weeks and has now finished.We wish to thank all p...

08 Jul 2020

A crib is just a crib

Arrowtown’s holiday history

Arrowtown has seen a lot of change in the last 150 or so years. It started with a bang as a gold rush settlement of thousands, but when the gold ran o...

03 Jul 2020

Winter Wonderland Promotion

Ideas for School Holidays

 Arrowtown is the place to bring your family in the school holidays whether for Après Ski or great shopping. It’s beautiful, feels magic and kids just...

28 May 2020

Arrowtown Photography Prize 2020

Winners announced

After a judging delay due to the effects of COVID-19 we are pleased to announce the prize winners of the 2020 Arrowtown Photography Prize. The Overall...

26 May 2020

Support Your Local Museum

Sunday Book Sale and Market

Sunday's a special day at the Lakes District Museum for locals to come along and support the one day book sale and special market. Be sure to get out ...

21 May 2020

Arrowtown Artist Community

Meet Jenny Mehrtens

Jenny Mehrtens is an Arrowtown based artist, primarily a painter. She has had several group and solo exhibitions and her work can be found in private ...

01 May 2020

Love Arrowtown: Go local

 You can help support the Arrowtown community by supporting our businesses. Even if their physical shops can’t open, many of Arrowtown’s locally owned...

19 Mar 2020

A Treasure House of Memories

Lakes District Museum

Arrowtown’s slogan is Where History Meets Nature, and it’s not hard to see why. Nature is all around in the mountains, waterways and woodlands, and th...

23 Jan 2020

Secret hiking peaks of Arrowtown

Arrowtown is the gateway to the Mahu Whenua parkland’s many walking tracks and routes. The Sawpit Gully Loop, Millennium Track and Tobins Track are al...

13 Nov 2019

Summer Fun in Arrowtown

Just 20 minutes’ drive – or a $2 bus ride – from bustling Queenstown, Arrowtown has a special vibe in summer. The days are long, the weather’s good an...

28 May 2019

Six things to do in Arrowtown when it’s raining

 Not every day can be a bluebird day – even here it rains sometimes! Don’t let a bit of rain put you off making the most of all Arrowtown has to offer...

28 Mar 2019

Five things to do in Arrowtown this autumn

There’s a reason New Zealanders think of autumn when they think of Arrowtown. It's because in this historic town there’s not just gold in the river, t...

08 Mar 2019

Tohu Whenua Landmarks

Arrowtown Landmarks Story

Tohu Whenua – landmarks that tell our storiesArrowtown abounds with stories of two very different yet significant goldrush communities (both Chinese a...

02 Jan 2019

Arrowtown Gold

Heritage NZ Magazine Story

Immerse yourself in this Heritage New Zealand Magazine Summer 2018 travel story. Jacqui Gibson writes about how Arrowtown keeps heritage "front and ce...

02 Jan 2019

Arrowtown Boasts Tohu Whenua Landmarks

Did you know that the Arrowtown area boasts three of 24 New Zealand locations that have been designated @Tohu Whenua - landmarks that tell our stories...

26 Oct 2017

Arrowtown Eco News

Wilding Pine and Predator Updates

Wilding News - We had a very successful Spring Chop on Sunday, the 15th of October.Around 100 people showed up for the Wilding Spring Chop event, and ...

02 Sep 2016

Best Golf Destination in New Zealand

Arrowtown for Golf

A recent article in Australian Golf Digest has confirmed what locals have known for years – that Arrowtown is simply unrivalled when it comes to golf....

02 Sep 2016

Spring in Arrowtown

Arrowtown is spectacular in any season, but spring is something special. As winter gently fades, the snow lingers on the mountains as a flush of new g...

05 May 2016

Arrowtown Autumn Part 1

A Photographer's View by Leigh Jeffrey

Arrowtown in Autumn is not to be missed, it will take your breath away. As a photographer it is always an exciting time of year as the town that was b...

13 Jan 2016

My Arrowtown by Jane Shaw

Written by Jane Shaw of Provisions

Summer is here and we are loving it in Arrowtown. The annual influx of holiday visitors have been enjoying time spent sitting in the garden at Provisi...

11 Jan 2016

Wakatipu Wanderings

 The Wakatipu boasts a network of world-class trails suitable for biking, walking and running, the product of more than a decade of work by the Queens...

24 Aug 2015

Arrowtown Miner's Roads and Bridle Trails

Walks near Arrowtown

The allure of Arrowtown as a central point for some great day walks links back to the regions 1862  ‘gold rush’ that attracted hundreds in search of t...

Arrowtown Travel Mag

Read about the Travel Mag story about Arrowtown where the town features in a story about New Zealand's most charming "Mist f...