The gold of historic Arrowtown

The "hidden gem" of the Wakatipu Valley, historic Arrowtown is set on the Arrow River, once the scene of a massive goldrush in the 1860s.

Come and experience the "hidden gem" of the Wakatipu Valley, historic Arrowtown is set on the banks of the Arrow River.

Once the scene of a massive goldrush in the 1860s, 2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the discovery of gold here. 

Visitors to Arrowtown should make time to visit the museum, stroll through streets of historic buildings and explore the restored Chinese mining village.

Arrowtown is a 20 minute drive from Queenstown.

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