The Arrowtown office services the Arrowtown village and surrounding rural areas of the Queenstown Lakes District, with a focus on residential, rural and lifestyle properties. The small team is made up of real estate professionals with extensive networks and industry knowledge who are all committed to providing clients with exceptional service and outstanding results. At New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty we pride ourselves on understanding the discerning needs of our purchasers and sellers.
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
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.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 Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.5
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.6
There has been a fire station on the current site since 1890. The hand drawn hose reel was used until the 1940’s.