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Dudley's Cottage Arrowtown

4 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-409 8162
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My favourite Arrowtown cafe

Great place for coffee and something to eat, always friendly with good service. I highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RST-Queenstown
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Quaint

Cute cottage in the Chinese Village at Arrowtown. I'm a tour guide & my honeymooning couple from... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
onepurplefish
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Relax in the beautiful gardens surrounding historic Dudley's Cottage in Arrowtown just 15 minutes drive from Queenstown, enjoying a coffee while the kids try their hand at gold panning. Or have a go finding your fortune yourself! Dudley's Cottage (c.1880) Is situated next to the Chinese Village and Butlers Green in Arrowtown and offers a one of a kind insight into times gone by. A guaranteed find of gold with expert panning tuition, cafe, icecreams, 4WD tours up the Arrow River, Central Otago gifts, gold jewellery and other New Zealand quality products. Gold panning equipment is also available for hire or purchase if you catch 'gold fever'! A must-do attraction in Arrowtown. Open over summer from September to May, 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm.
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  • Average7%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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+64 3-409 8162

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for coffee and something to eat, always friendly with good service. I highly recommend making a visit next time you are in Arrowtown and the Chinese Village.

Thank RST-Queenstown
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Cute cottage in the Chinese Village at Arrowtown. I'm a tour guide & my honeymooning couple from Lebanon had requested the visit. Had a thoroughly delicious lunch. I introduced my clients to the whitebait fritters that was served there. They enjoyed so much they ordered...More

Thank onepurplefish
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Dudley's Cottage is situated next to the Chinese Village and Butlers Green in Arrowtown only 15 minutes from Queenstown and offers a one of a kind insight into times gone by. Open 9am to 5pm daily during the summer months. The cafe on site serves...More

1  Thank ArghyaKolkata
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

It's all about those whitebait fritters!!! Went for the first time 2 years ago, and took my dad here today. He loved it! Beautiful location, happy relaxed atmosphere. Plus I love the doggy

Thank Poppy S
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Popped into this little beauty just after lunch in Arrowtown on a sunny February Friday (2017). Served the loveliest coffee, had some delectable looking treats and the goodies on offer (gifts, souveniers etc) were just gorgeous and a lot that were quite original. Service was...More

Thank TimNut
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We tried a few coffee places in Arrowtown and this was definitely our favourite! Great coffee, friendly baristas and a lovely gift shop. Outside seating only so it's not open during the winter.

Thank rosmcis
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Nice gift shop. We enjoyed looking around store and purchased a gold pan so we could give gold panning a go down at the river. Staff were friendly and a special shout out to Ellie/Aly/Ally/Al/El (sorry we didn't ask the spelling, should cover it...) Hope...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Both my kids really enjoyed a few hours here (aged 12 and 11) It's a beautiful setting by the river. We paid for our two to have a little 15 minute Golf panning lesson before trying on their own. by the river. The cottage has...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The cottage is lovely, the merchandise tempting, but what really makes it worth a visit is the gold panning. Get a lesson, then hire a pan and a shovel, and head down to the river. No, you won't find anything. That's not the point. The...More

2  Thank Yvonne W
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I stopped here with my 8 year old daughter for a bit of gold panning. We paid the $10 to do the tutorial (which they have some gold specks in the pan already) that was exciting for her. We paid $5 to hire the pan...More

1  Thank AmandaNAva
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