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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  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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        • Oh thank you Alys, I’m happy to hear that you think that way. They are great people, but I know I’m biased……. They loved you all too – it was great to observe the relationships building πŸ™‚


          • I loved observing all the side conversations, but also enjoyed the way everyone could flow into and out of the rooms and conversations seamlessly. Did you observe that too? Of course you’re biased, but that doesn’t mean you’re wrong. πŸ™‚ Lovely mum’s make lovely daughters. xo


            • I did enjoy observing Alys – and listening while the ebb and flow went on around me. It was such a treat for me to see my girls falling in love with everyone too – I kind of knew they would and that you guys would love them too – but still – simply sitting quietly letting it all happen was very special for me. And of course watching Siddy making the rounds and doing his greeting duties was both funny and sweet……. I’m so blessed πŸ™‚


  2. Pauline, I’m very much enjoying the New Zealand adventure with you. I know I’m a few posts behind but will try to catch up sometime.


  3. I’ve been on blog break, so I haven’t seen much of the visit – which I imagine was outstanding. I’ll try to at least go back to look at the pics.


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