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“the main street”(112 reviews)
“the river”(119 reviews)
Arrowtown’s 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...more
Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 1824
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All reviews the main street the river chinese settlement gold mining town shops and cafes small town lovely town like stepping back in time day trip worth a visit short drive autumn colours pies post office few hours high street new zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed at a holiday house within a short stroll to the village. It is such a lovely historical town with some nice cafes and restaurants. Shop keepers were friendly, although it is not really a shopping paradise. Worth having a look and enjoy the...More

Thank 368alicew
Reviewed 2 days ago

Friends had told us about this and it was a short pleasant drive from Queenstown. The town is sweet and quaint but definitely tourist oriented. Pleasant to stroll around but did get a bit crowded in parts when a bus load of overseas tourists arrived....More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Must visit this lovely little town if you are near queenstown. It is gorgeous and you must go to the chop shop for brunch or lunch it is so good!!!

Thank Pemba K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of personal recommendations sent us here. V nice and v picturesque but left feeling it was a bit of a glorified shopping village. Great if you go wanting shopping and souvenirs but not a highlight of our trip around NZ’s natural beauty. So go...More

Thank K2950XImikeb
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice leafy town and tiny shops to wander around in. Early Chinese settlement history also makes the experience wonderful. Lacks some good cafes and eateries but has a few tourists shops to look around for jade, wool clothing etc, the same tourist things you can...More

Thank Avi P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to pass this small town if you don’t know about it, but has lots of history and still local feeling with a bit of bling upmarket feel

Thank accepted_planet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrowtown is charming and quirky – a delightful gold rush village nestled below the beautiful peaks that surround the sparkling Arrow River. It has restaurants and accommodations and is very quaint. Don’t miss the museum and Chinese settlement.

Thank Samiya7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must place to visit when you’re in Queenstown. About 17km or 15-20 mins drive. With plenty of small cafes within the vicinity, you can never go hungry when visiting here. From convenience shop, jewellery, all the way to souvenirs shop, they have it all....More

Thank Fairuz_Z79
Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled to Arrowtown via the local bus. The total cost was $15 NZ. Arrowtown is a quaint town with many historical buildings and stories. The old Chinese encampment had a number of recreated "shacks" and houses. The locals at the shops were extremely cordial...More

Thank rodneyh405
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our day trip to Arrowtown. Its a quaint little villiage, bursting with history. It's a visual feast, the buildings, snow capped mountains, everything about the town pleases the eye. Lots of shopping opportunities if that rings your bells, hang onto your wallets...More

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23 March 2018|
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Response from LisaC8634 | Reviewed this property |
April/May is a beautiful time in Arrowtown with the trees in full Autumn colour. April is also when the Arrowtown Autumn Festival is on.
16 January 2018|
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Response from Kim A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Just read your question. I’m glad someone else answered for you