Dudley's Cottage Precinct in Arrowtown is an exciting development that features The Dishery Restaurant, Better By Bike, Jenny Mehrtens Artist, A Little Something Gift Shop. and The Coop Shared Office Space Located adjacent to the historic Chinese Village and beautiful Arrow River Reserve.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
There has been a fire station on the current site since 1890. The hand drawn hose reel was used until the 1940’s.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.2
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.3
Arrowtown is one of the fastest growing towns in New Zealand:
Arrowtown Random Fact No.4
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.5
The trees in Arrowtown’s beautiful avenues are Sycamore, Ash, Oak, Elm, and Rowan. The first avenue was planted in 1867.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.6
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.