We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dudley's Cottage Arrowtown

4 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-409 8162
Website
Save
Review Highlights
BEST DATE SCONES EVER!!

Absolutely adored Dudley's Cottage, would have to be the best date scones and coffee I have ever... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
skees
,
sunshine coast qld
Gold panning

We can highly recommend this quaint little cafe. Our two kids 4and 5 years had a go at gold panning... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
joeygould
,
Gold Coast, Australia
via mobile
Read all 72 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Relax in the beautiful gardens surrounding historic Dudley's Cottage in Arrowtown just 15 minutes drive from Queenstown, enjoying a coffee while the kids try their hand at gold panning. Or have a go finding your fortune yourself! Dudley's Cottage (c.1880) Is situated next to the Chinese Village and Butlers Green in Arrowtown and offers a one of a kind insight into times gone by. A guaranteed find of gold with expert panning tuition, cafe, icecreams, 4WD tours up the Arrow River, Central Otago gifts, gold jewellery and other New Zealand quality products. Gold panning equipment is also available for hire or purchase if you catch 'gold fever'! A must-do attraction in Arrowtown. Open over summer from September to May, 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pan for gold” (16 reviews)
“gold panning” (19 reviews)
“dumplings” (4 reviews)
Closes in 3 min
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
4 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
CONTACT
Website
+64 3-409 8162

Similar Things to Do in Arrowtown

Write a Review
Reviews (72)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 70 reviews

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Absolutely adored Dudley's Cottage, would have to be the best date scones and coffee I have ever had. They also have a Gold Panning experience there for the kids and adults, but for me on a cold winters morning beautiful coffee and scones was heaven....More

Thank skees
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We can highly recommend this quaint little cafe. Our two kids 4and 5 years had a go at gold panning with their experienced staff ... The certificate was a nice touch too ! We also went to the Chinese village which is really worth it....More

Thank joeygould
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Visited Dudleys and was pleasantly surprised to find "Gold Panning Lessons" available. Booked in my 10 year old nephew. He was so excited and was very attentive throughout the lesson. He was so happy to "find" gold during his lesson. The instructor was very good...More

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Our two young children tried the gold panning at the cottage, in set up tanks. The staff were fantastic and found some specks of gold. What a great experience. Highly recommend this activity for kids!!

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Thanks to "A" (I'm not sure how to spell your name sorry😔) Thanks so much for the lesson on how to pan for gold... beautiful country setting and I checked in the local gold shop and was told that i had around $12 worth of...More

Thank Massey L
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I just loved the cuteness of this cafe. It's quite full with touristic stuff to buy, but I just loved the ambiance in there. The drinks and scones are varied, so if you have milk intolerance like me, then you can choose soy milk in...More

Thank Alidavas
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Great place for coffee and something to eat, always friendly with good service. I highly recommend making a visit next time you are in Arrowtown and the Chinese Village.

Thank RST-Queenstown
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Cute cottage in the Chinese Village at Arrowtown. I'm a tour guide & my honeymooning couple from Lebanon had requested the visit. Had a thoroughly delicious lunch. I introduced my clients to the whitebait fritters that was served there. They enjoyed so much they ordered...More

Thank onepurplefish
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Dudley's Cottage is situated next to the Chinese Village and Butlers Green in Arrowtown only 15 minutes from Queenstown and offers a one of a kind insight into times gone by. Open 9am to 5pm daily during the summer months. The cafe on site serves...More

1  Thank ArghyaKolkata
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

It's all about those whitebait fritters!!! Went for the first time 2 years ago, and took my dad here today. He loved it! Beautiful location, happy relaxed atmosphere. Plus I love the doggy

Thank Poppy S
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
La Rumbla
515 reviews
.20 miles away
The Chop Shop Food Merchants
573 reviews
.16 miles away
Postmaster's Residence
681 reviews
.20 miles away
Arrowtown Bakery & Cafe
538 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Arrowtown Village
1,158 reviews
.21 miles away
Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery
303 reviews
.20 miles away
Arrowtown Chinese Settlement
451 reviews
.01 miles away
Tobins Track
63 reviews
.54 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Dudley's Cottage Arrowtown staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit