Ken Cochrane and Toni Foxton have been locals in the Wakatipu Basin for over 25 years and bought the storage facility in April 2013. Having increased security by installing the latest in gate tag security, they now have consent for a Manager's residence and plans to extensively increase the number of storage units available to meet Queenstown's increasing demand.
The 164 units range from 1.5 x 1.5m to 6 x 3m with each storer having their own private tag to open the security gate between the hours of 7am and 7pm every day and their own padlock to their unit door. Helpful, friendly service.
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
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.3
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.4
Millbrook Resort is named after Mill Farm on which it sits. Mill farm was established by the Butel family who came from Normandy.
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
They used to sell Morphine in the local drug store. That was back in the goldmining days of course!