Time: Three days Grade: Challenging Gear: Full hiking, survival and overnight gear mandatory
This three day track is a serious walk suitable for experienced trampers only. It takes you from Arrowtown to Wanaka via Macetown, Roses Saddle and the Fern Burn. Opened Easter 2008. Please contact Department of Conservation offices for further information
Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
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.2
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.3
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.4
Arrowtown has one of the best preserved collection of goldfields heritage buildings in New Zealand.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.5
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.6
They used to sell Morphine in the local drug store. That was back in the goldmining days of course!