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Arrowtown Village

Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
+64 3-442 1824
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the main street” (91 reviews)
“the river” (103 reviews)
Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
+64 3-442 1824

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were in Arrowtown about 4 times over the last week The town is geared up for tourists and prices reflect that We found all traders friendly and very good service Arrowtown is a must see when visiting the Queenstown area

Thank Alang004
Reviewed 5 days ago

I remember visiting Arrowtown over 30 years ago in autumn and the memory of the golden leaves has remained with me. This time husband was with me as we passed through and again were loving the autumn leaves. Yes, the town is touristy, but it...More

Thank salcab2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There is such a magic in this town that it’s hard to describe. If you want to get away from the noise then this is the place to go. It’s 20 mins from Queenstown - we couldn’t have chosen a better location. We stayed at...More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrowtown is a tiny town only about 20 minutes from Queenstown so if you have a car head out for a bite to eat. The town is like a little living museum where shop facades appear as though time has stood still. Yes it's touristy...More

Thank 67TravelBug67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time in Arrowtown! From lovely restaurants, ice cream down by the river and panning for gold, we could have spent days there. Arrowtown has a quaint feel of a gold mining town, with the luxuries of today, with plenty of restaurants...More

Thank chumbles224
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tourists seem to love the historic Arrowtown Village and it's full of cafes, restaurants, gift shops and woollen wear shops. My wife loved it for the latter! Basically it's one main street with historic buildings either side - used as per the above. Surprisingly cars...More

Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Arrowtown for four nights and had the chance to explore the village street by street. The main street, complete with shops and restaurants, is charming. Side streets are also pleasant and fun to explore. Arrowtown has the feeling of "old New Zealand"...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated about 22km from Queenstown, this village is marketed at tourists. It's history use that of a Frontier Gold settlement. It's present is all tourists, gift stores and cafes. Worth a look, but don't get your hopes up.

Thank Will1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old historical town with a great atmosphere. It's clearly a popular tourist stopover - we did encounter a bit of trouble finding a parking space for our 7m motorhome but find one we did and it was well worth it. We only had the...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent an afternoon here while on our trip. Had a walk around the relaxed and picturesque village, and then hired a pan and tried my luck in the river looking for gold. The locals genuinely look out for tourists - the local construction company gave...More

Thank HaydenBaylis
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Sally C
30 January 2017|
Response from Arrowtown2013 | Property representative |
If you base yourself in Arrowtown you will be 20 minutes drive from Queenstown, close to Kawarau Bungy (10 minutes), Gibbston Wineries (10 minutes), Shotover Jet (10 minutes), and Arrowtown has a great choice of restaurants... More
20 February 2015|
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Response from travelreporter28 | Reviewed this property |
There are 2 routes by Connectabus which departs from O'Connell's Shopping Centre. Both take around 30-35 minutes. 1 of them goes directly to Arrowtown while the other interchanges at Frankton hub.