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Arrowtown Village

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Address: Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 1824

Arrowtown’s surprises at every corner with new activities, restaurants,...

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 miner’s cottages, the latest exhibit at the Lakes District Museum or the magnificent trails. Arrowtown is renowned for its café and restaurant culture. Whether fine dining, or enjoying a casual pizza or pie, there are delicious options for every budget and time span. Boutique beers and local wines are just some of the beverages on offer. Arrowtown’s tree lined streets, shops and cafes housed in original buildings and its proximity to walking /cycling tracks, vineyards, golf courses and ski fields, make it a must visit destination. Arrowtown sits only 20 minutes from Queenstown and a mere 15 minutes from Queenstown airport.

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Nice Village

We walked all through & around Arrowtown. There are beautiful walking trails here. The town is very quaint with lots of nice shops, stores & restaurants .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Barry L
Timmins, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked all through & around Arrowtown. There are beautiful walking trails here. The town is very quaint with lots of nice shops, stores & restaurants .

Thank Barry L
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth a visit from nearby Queenstown. Historic gold mining town with many buildings from the 1860's. Wander around browsing in the shops or sit in a cafe and while away some time. Great sweet shop with jars of old fashioned sweets and fudge. Try your hand at gold panning!

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Edgewood, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrowtown is a quaint little village, and a wonderful place to wander around for a while. I especially enjoyed learning about the miners and seeing the cottages. It was easy to spend time (and money!) in the shops.

Thank AnotherNiteOnTheRoad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Old world town, relaxed atmosphere, good shops and cafes, and historical buildings and markers throughout - gets busy with tourists so go early.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arrowtown looks like something out of a movie. It is small enough to see everything in an hour or has enough to see/do that you could spend a week here taking in the charm of the miners cottages and enjoying the various walks along the river. Nice boutique shops and good variety of top end restaurants (Saffron) or local bakeries.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrowtown is a short drive out of Queenstown and is well worth a visit. The village has a lot of old houses repurposed as pubs and shops and there are lots of places to eat and drink as well interesting knik knacks adn museums.

Thank Jennie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Arrowtown village with a coach tour on the way to Queenstown. We were given about 45 minutes for a comfort stop and browsing, and we happily could have taken a couple of hours because there were so many shops with such a variety of interesting souvenirs. We remember one shop that had the lowest prices for standard NZ... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a 1860s gold town that has been well preserved and is now a bustling tourist destination. The Main Street comprises rows of very quaint buildings inhabited by eateries, up market boutique style shops and some standard shops. There is ample free parking no more than five minutes away and this is a delightful place to wile away a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice town for a wander through and a coffee stop. Very traditional in appearance, and clearly geared towards the tourists. Great background views.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem of a town With wonderful shops to browse in and it's amazing street views. Beautiful trees and a gold panning creek with beautiful Clear waters. Well worth a look around and only 15 to 20 mins from Queenstown it's such and easy drive

Thank Dave S

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