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Arrow River

Queenstown, New Zealand
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The discovery of gold in this river led to the settlement of thousands along its banks.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to have a relaxing visit. Some nice eateries and shops. Generally just had a nice feel. Worth the visit.

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is such a pretty area, with diverse vegetation. We were lucky and had a sunny day so the clear water was particularly beautiful.

Thank Ranipuss
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The gold panning was a lot of fun, never realized the work involved. Came home with a little sliver. It was also interesting to note a scene from Lord of the Rings was shot here.

1  Thank Chiovitti
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Went to have a look at Arrowtown whilst staying in Queenstown. I be live scenes from Lord of the rings filmed at the river. As with most of New Zealand the scenery is lovely. If you are visiting just to see the river then go...More

Thank TheWonkyone
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I had heard of arrowtown as being a small mining town which is just all round cute. it was. and i had also heard that arrow river was where they shot some scenes in the lord of the rings. They certainly did and your guaranteed...More

Thank Yoshe L
Reviewed 23 July 2017

visited Arrowtown and the river. wasn't much to see but was very scenic and pretty, also quiet quite and a great place for a picnic.

1  Thank sammyk_NZ
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Just a drive away from Queenstown ! Beautiful little town with a huge history ! The town is very quaint with cafes and little eating places ! Loved learning about the gold finds and Chinese migrants !

Thank 282avip
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We visited the chinese settler homes on a Frosty afternoon and the place was amazing - a must visit in winter was like a winter wonderland

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Miserable day rainy and cold but we rugged up and visited Arrowtown and thoroughly enjoyed it. The museum is a must (our grandson and his grandpa did the treasure map and had a great time). We also visited the historic Chinese Settlement area on the...More

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

great drive from queenstown and great views try the bakery very reasonable price and apple struadle worth a try a lot to see in town and along the river make sure you pan for gold there is still some there

1  Thank Joe B
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22 September 2016|
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Response from CharlotteLee88 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a bus that runs between arrowtown and Queenstown there website is connectabus it has the timetables
Ric G
8 July 2016|
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Response from OVERSZ | Reviewed this property |
There are Trout but it may not be a good fishing experience. This is a popular 4WD track up to the historical Macetown. There are often 4WD's crossing the river and with more than 20 crossings undisturbed water might be hard... More