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Dudley's Cottage Arrowtown

4 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-409 8162
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Dudley's Cottage - sweet as, bro!

Popped into this little beauty just after lunch in Arrowtown on a sunny February Friday (2017... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Brisbane, Australia
Lovely little place!

We tried a few coffee places in Arrowtown and this was definitely our favourite! Great coffee... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
London, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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“scones” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-409 8162

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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

Thank Sketi88
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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

1  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
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Such a gorgeous little cafe, with a famous border collie called Dash! Can pan for gold, or just have the fabulous coffee and scones as we did - delish!

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The best hot chocolate on South Island. And amazing brownies. Good souvenirs and historical items. Also good advice on sites around Arrowtown.

2  Thank John G
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Cute cafe in a historic Arrowtown cottage. Tried French Onion soup and pork dumplings which were perfect for a cold and rainy day. Hosts were friendly and cafe has a charming vibe to it. Coffee was good too. Don't miss if you are in Arrowtown!

1  Thank Sarang P
KiwiEm01, Owner at Dudley's Cottage Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2016

Hi Sarang, thank you for your kind review and hope to see you again at Dudley's one day in the future!

Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place and enjoyed the dumplings so much we ordered a second plate. The service was really friendly and it was a beautiful outlook at the entry to the Chinese Settlement and the start of several waking and riding trails. With lots...More

Thank Kerrie M
KiwiEm01, Owner at Dudley's Cottage Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2016

Dear Kerrie, thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed the dumplings, service and our beautiful surroundings. Hope to see you again one day in the future.

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