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 Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.2
Arrowtown is one of the fastest growing towns in New Zealand:
Arrowtown Random Fact No.3
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.4
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.5
Arrowtown has one of the best preserved collection of goldfields heritage buildings in New Zealand.
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.