We wish to thank all patrons for supporting the service during our first after-COVID period. It made an easy option for popping over to Arrowtown but we still have free parking and the very affordable ORbus option from Queenstown and Frankton.
Please keep coming and enjoying the exciting dining and bar options or visit Dorothy Browns Cinema. Come shopping and enjoy the warm hospitality. Everyone loves Arrowtown and it's perfect for Après Ski! It’s friendly, picturesque and just pretty darn special!
Please support our local businesses and help our local community.
There has been a fire station on the current site since 1890. The hand drawn hose reel was used until the 1940’s.
The discoverer of gold in the Arrow river was a shepherd named Jack Tewa or Maori Jack. He also won the Royal Humane medal for saving a man from drowning in Lake Wakatipu.
The first Arrowtown School was in Buckingham Street and opened in 1863. It was on the site now occupied by the Oak development.
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.
The Chinese Settlement was established in 1867-8 and was in existence until the mid 1930’s. The site underwent an archaeological excavation in 1984.
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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