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 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.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.2
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.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.3
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.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.4
Arrowtown has one of the best preserved collection of goldfields heritage buildings in New Zealand.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.5
They used to sell Morphine in the local drug store. That was back in the goldmining days of course!
Arrowtown Random Fact No.6
The trees in Arrowtown’s beautiful avenues are Sycamore, Ash, Oak, Elm, and Rowan. The first avenue was planted in 1867.