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

Good discovery lesson of early settlers to NZ. Original cottages still on display of the early settlers. Good walking and time to also shop around

Thank Avi P
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank rodneyh405
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Dassiewave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting litte bit of history in this intriguing town. Add it to your things to do in Arrowtown.

Thank Dawn Fergie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Chinese settlement was really interesting. There are old ruins, and informative information panels. Well worth a visit!

Thank ladybugsSydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank evak233
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank MikeGlobal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank AmandaLeighSergent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank 913janetn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place to walk, little shacks showed how hardy the settlers must have been. Set amongst beautiful trees and rivers, mountain vistas , it’s great place to walk.

Thank 968ChrisS
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