Time: 20 mins each way Grade: Easy Gear: Comfortable footwear recommended
This new walkway running beside the road allows users to walk/bike to or from Manse Road (near Millbrook Resort) into Arrowtown. Walkers can also divert off the trail through to the Chinese Village and onto Arrowtown Millennium Walkway or Bush Creek
Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
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.2
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.3
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.4
They used to sell Morphine in the local drug store. That was back in the goldmining days of course!
Arrowtown Random Fact No.5
There are two theories as to why the town is named Arrowtown. One is that the river behind the town flows swiftly like an arrow.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.6
Arrowtown has one of the best preserved collection of goldfields heritage buildings in New Zealand.