Historic Arrowtown

I wondered what had happened with this post – I had a moment of blind panic thinking I might have to write something myself, but Laurie came through πŸ™‚ This is one of my favourite places in this country, I hope you can see why as you look through LB’s magical lens ……….

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We took another day trip, this time to Arrowtown, an historic gold mining town about 20 minutes from Queenstown.

Located alongside the gold-bearing Arrow River, the town was established in 1862 by local Maori man and sheep shearer, Jack Tewa (known as β€œMaori Jack”) during the height of the Otago gold rush. The settlement grew quickly as pioneers constructed cottages, shops, hotels and churches, more than 60 of which can still be seen today.Β  At the height of it’s popularity, the number of residents of Arrowtown grew to 7000.

Now, with its population at just over 2,000 residents enjoy excellent educational facilities, and a range of quality amenities including, library, museum, swimming pool, internationally acclaimed golf courses, medical centre, a nearby airport, hospital, ski fields, an ice rink, and events centre (this per the…

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27 thoughts on “Historic Arrowtown

  1. Pauline, my Jade ear studs and a little clock are from Arrow Town. The clock reminds us of the good time we had there. After this overseas holiday, our boys started going on their own and stopped going with us so this NZ trip is so precious….we did the Haast river cruise ( just the four of us) and stayed in a chateau like place in Twizel…..I could go on and on… I love NZ

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