Better By Bike Arrowtown is located at Dudleys cottage in Arrowtown, right next to the Chinese Village and start of the Queenstown trails. We offer half day or full day bike hire with full support on the trails and pick up service from anywhere you like. We also provide accommodation transfers upon request.
We have a range of new bikes specifically designed for comfort and sight seeing. All sizes for men, women and children and if the kids are too small to ride we also have tow along bikes allowing you to take the whole family for a day's adventure.
We operate on the Queenstown trails which have been developed specifically for the leisure tourist offering exclusive lake, river and mountain scenery through some very historic areas. Personal service, great day guaranteed!
Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
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.2
They used to sell Morphine in the local drug store. That was back in the goldmining days of course!
Arrowtown Random Fact No.3
Arrowtown had four churches representing the early immigrant populations. Catholic, Presbyterian, Anglican and Methodist. All still operate today except for the Methodist Church.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.4
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 Random Fact No.5
The first Arrowtown School was in Buckingham Street and opened in 1863. It was on the site now occupied by the Oak development.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.6
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.