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“A must see on any trip”

Dudley's Cottage Arrowtown
Ranked #1 of 8 Shopping in Arrowtown
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 25 November 2013

What a wonderful little spot, great for a coffee, or a light bite to eat. We found GOLD! Not enough to retire on, but gold none the less.

Great history and a great place.

Thank eating_eater
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Love this spot. The best coffee I've had in ages, perfect outdoor garden to chill in the sun and genuine friendly local staff. Definitely recommend as the best cafe in Arrowtown, Cheers.

Thank Kainsaw
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Excellent visit to Dudley's Cottage. We had coffees while our teenage kids panned for gold. Our kids were wrapped in the specks of gold they found and the instructor was brilliant. Best part of the experience was the coffee - easily the best of the week.

Thank digifella
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

I brought my little sister here for a cheap kid's activity and she LOVED it! The people were so kind and patient with all the children. It was great value, fun for both adults and kids alike - thanks for making our afternoon so great!

Thank Obmm1
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

We were just passing by, and the lady was nice enough to show us how to pan for gold, and even showed us a small flake at the bottom. We had tried our hand at it before at the Museum, where they just give you pans and send you to the river, but we had been doing it wrong. So if you're interested in finding gold, start here rather than the museum!

Thank tincze
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