These include the Arrowtown Volunteer Fire Brigade, Arrowtown Horticultural Society, the Masonic Lodge and Scouts. Sports Clubs include netball, bowling, indoor bowls, rugby, golf, bridge, swimming tennis, and skateboarding. Leisure and entertainment groups include line dancing, tai chi, yoga, jazz ballet, gymnastics, a meditation group and many more.
See the Arrowtown Village Association for more information.
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.
Arrowtown had four churches representing the early immigrant populations. Catholic, Presbyterian, Anglican and Methodist. All still operate today except for the Methodist Church.
Arrowtown has one of the best preserved collection of goldfields heritage buildings 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.
There has been a fire station on the current site since 1890. The hand drawn hose reel was used until the 1940’s.
In the 1950’s many New Zealander’s built cribs ( holiday houses) in Arrowtown and came here for their summer holidays.
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