The trails offer easy rides and walks or simply stroll around the old cottages and soak up the charm in one of the classy cafes, bars or restaurants.
It's so pretty sitting just a stones-throw from the once gold-rich Arrow River. Arrowtown is dwarfed by mountain scenery and there are views everywhere. Find one of the scenic lookouts on a walk or bike ride or simply be awed by view of the miners' cottages under the canopy of trees planted in the 1870s.
Shopping is great especially the knitwear, but gold, jewellery and jade are a speciality.
The fudges and sweet shops are great for picking up some treats for yourself or to take away. While the hot pies from the bakery are the best around.
At night the town's charm is at its best with heritage lighting featuring many of the over 60 listed buildings. The night life offers a popular bars and restaurants. You'll easily find burgers for the family, a relaxing drink after a busy day, or some fine dining.
Arrowtown is one of the fastest growing towns in New Zealand:
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.
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
Arrowtown has one of the best preserved collection of goldfields heritage buildings in New Zealand.
Millbrook Resort is named after Mill Farm on which it sits. Mill farm was established by the Butel family who came from Normandy.
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