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Arrowtown Chinese Settlement

Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7935
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Looking for something to do in Arrowtown then check out the Chinese settlement can take around 20mins to walk round but is free and interesting so why not. Perfect little coffee spot next to it too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If I did not visit here, I would not know what our ancestors had done for tis country. The kind of severe condition, they had to go through in those weather and living conditions. The display was well organized, not only in English but Chinese....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great info and rebuilding of the Chinese Settlement. First winter visit which really made us think about the challenges and how these men survived and thrived

Thank auntiebad
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice quiet little spot where one can reflect on the hardship that many pioneers endured during the late 1800s in search of gold. We visited at the start of winter and it was bitterly cold which only adds to the reality of the past...More

Thank TheBismarck
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Invited but unwelcome, was the harsh reality of Chinese Migrants in goldmine era. The remnants and restored of Chinese miner huts are displayed in this park. The huts are shown in different styles, types, and sizes to mimic the real size and type of the...More

Thank santo t
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the afternoon in Arrowtown and walked through the Chinese settlement. I thought it was quite interesting. What annoyed me about it was the crowds of Chinese tourists. They were loud and pretty much did their own thing. I was reading a sign when...More

Thank 2018Michelle2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a free attraction so if you have a time go for it. I learned how the town is formed. There are some remainings of chinese settement who came to the region for gold mining.

Thank minimize940314
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The level of effort that has gone into presenting this historical site is excellent. Clear & valuable information on the panels & a well-maintained site. No wonder it was so popular. Will be back.

Thank hullson
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Just an amazing place to visit where you get to see and imagine how hard it would have been in the 1870's for the Chinese gold miners. Informative plaques tell a bit of a story about each building. Just awesome

Thank Doug M
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Lovely to be able to walk through and follow the footsteps of the Chinese settlers. No cost to get in. There are history boards placed throughout so you can learn about what life was like here. Short walk, takes less than an hour.

Thank JulieONZ
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