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The Chinese Settlement is just a short walk from main street Queentown. It;s a very picturesque location next to a river/stream. Although there isn't many buildings, the signage along the way describes how they lived in the 1800's. It was quite a brutal environment that...More
We spent about 30-40 minutes exploring the area and to find out more about how the chinese moved and lived there. The signboards were worded in english as well as Mandarin. Some huts have been preserved quite well and you could step in to have...More
Right next to the gold panning attraction. Nice short walk to visit the old tiny houses. Kids had fun going into the houses (not fenced off and kinda makes me wonder why). A well documented board at each area.
Free and highly recommended to wear...More
It's free and well worth a walk around.Allow about an hour.We had a lovely sunny day so made it very enjoyable is a bit weather dependent might not be so good on a wet day.Plenty of signage telling you about the old buildings etc.
Wow Arrowtown looks like it comes out of a story book. This is the prettiest town ever, it’s rich in history and the buildings in the town are maintained to a very high standard. The Chinese settlement is well worth looking around you can actually...More
Pathway through old Chinese settlement contains some rebuilt houses and a shop. Some interesting information signs on the pathway. Close to town. Worth a visit to gain some insight into the mining past.