Dudley's Cottage Precinct in Arrowtown is an exciting development that features The Dishery Restaurant, Better By Bike, Jenny Mehrtens Artist, Arrowtown Curios Gift Shop and The Confluence Shared Office Space Located adjacent to the historic Chinese Village and beautiful Arrow River Reserve.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
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.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.2
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.3
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.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.4
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.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
Arrowtown is one of the fastest growing towns in New Zealand: