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Address: Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 1824

Arrowtown’s surprises at every corner with new activities, restaurants,...

Arrowtown’s surprises at every corner with new activities, restaurants, cafes and accommodation options. You don’t have to dig far in this sophisticated, yet quaint village to find why this charming town oozes heritage whether the newly restored miner’s cottages, the latest exhibit at the Lakes District Museum or the magnificent trails. Arrowtown is renowned for its café and restaurant culture. Whether fine dining, or enjoying a casual pizza or pie, there are delicious options for every budget and time span. Boutique beers and local wines are just some of the beverages on offer. Arrowtown’s tree lined streets, shops and cafes housed in original buildings and its proximity to walking /cycling tracks, vineyards, golf courses and ski fields, make it a must visit destination. Arrowtown sits only 20 minutes from Queenstown and a mere 15 minutes from Queenstown airport.

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Beautiful small Town near Queenstown

It worths a visit if you have a car and in Queenstown. Lovely old British style where you can find lots of cafes and restaurants. Nice to spend the afternoon and then have dinner... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It worths a visit if you have a car and in Queenstown. Lovely old British style where you can find lots of cafes and restaurants. Nice to spend the afternoon and then have dinner at la Rumbla!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrowtown village is a lovely street. Quaint buildings lovely shops. Cafes restaurants worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An old mining town from the gold rush times. Quaint, pretty. Interesting remnants of the chinese miners quarter. If passing through, well worth spending a couple of hours there.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Arrowtown as a day trip from the tourist bustle of Queenstown. It’s only 25minutes drive and well worth the effort. Arrowtown has a quaint village feel with plenty of Cafes and shops. There is also a nice park around the river as well. There’s a good car park park and not far to walk. We had a... More 

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Köping, Västmanlands Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrowtown have kept the old style of New Zeeland Buildings and style. It is worth a visit either for a daytrip or if you pass on your way. Take the short detour to this little charming town, you will not regret it. Plenty of restaurants shops and cafés. The road to and from the town is also worth the trip.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in a resort in Queenstown however Arrowtown won my heart. You can look for gold for $3.0 and $10 hire fee. The historic Chinese village is pretty cool and free :) Please visit this beautiful town. If you are from Eastern Europe you will be reminded so much of home with Arrowtowns beautiful trees and plants.

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Stretton-On-Dunsmore, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free and good parking. Nice setting and a nice array of shops but some are hideously expensive. I'd almost say obsenely expensive. Wine coasters we saw at a Winery for $25 (Wineries not beeing noted as cheap!) we saw here at $50 Well good luck if you can get it but whilst I am not travelling on any sort of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After 3 or 4 kiwis recommended this to us, we decided to visit. The drive from Queenstown was beautiful, and the town is quite cute. But make sure not to go if it's rainy day - everything shut down because of the rain (and corresponding drop in tourists) when we were there. But it's lovely on a nice day. Didn't... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The weather wasn't good for walking, but my husband and I couldn't care less. Arrowtown offers picturesque views and roads that beckon every visitor to explore. The houses are adorable. Plus, there was a Catholic Church! It seemed as if the place was just imagined, painted and made to come to life. Its rich history makes it even more interesting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

relax and quiet place to shop , there is great food in the small town , there are plenty of choices , that can browse around this review is for December 2014

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