Arrowtown surprises at every corner with new activities, restaurants, cafes and accommodation options. You don’t have to dig far in this sophisticated, yet quaint village to find why this charming town oozes heritage whether the newly restored miner’s cottages, the latest exhibit at the Lakes District Museum, play on one of 3 top New Zealand golf courses or walk and ride the magnificent trails. It's lovely main street boasts a string of historic buildings which sprang from the 1860s gold rush. While Arrowtown is "snapshot heaven" it is not a gingerbread creation. It is a working village alive with cafes, shops, bars and people soaking up the feel of a special place.