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Arrowtown Village

Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
+64 3-442 1824
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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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Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Arrowtown is a must place to visit the history of this town is so significant to the area. The area offers so much for all ages whether your a history buff or not Catholic Church was a favourite

Thank terahans
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting to see as it has interesting early style buildings but not much to do but eat or buy touristy stuff. Bus goes hourly. We couldn't wait to get back after the first half hour.

Thank leanne m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Still gorgeous, but too many people. It's hard to look around as you constantly have to dodge people who don't look where they are going.

Thank Tabatha1998
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our way from Wanaka to Te Anau and decided to visit this restored Gold mining town. Although very geared towards tourists the Main Street had an old feel about it with many building restored. Good range of cafes and restaurants and shops with New...More

Thank FfastEddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great for a visit. Very tourist orientated and quite a lot of tourist on the day we visited. Car parking is challenging. Worse than Queenstown. The old buildings are definitely a feature of the place.

Thank JenJenE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So picturesque...a must for a quiet amble...and even some good fashion to be had! Great cafes and restaurants! Dont need to go to anywhere else!

Thank JanMarStu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

May 2017 I remember visiting Arrowtown over 30 years ago in autumn and the memory of the golden leaves has remained with me. This time husband was with me as we passed through and again were loving the autumn leaves. Yes, the town is touristy,...More

Thank salcab2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Arrowtown about 4 times over the last week The town is geared up for tourists and prices reflect that We found all traders friendly and very good service Arrowtown is a must see when visiting the Queenstown area

Thank Alang004
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is such a magic in this town that it’s hard to describe. If you want to get away from the noise then this is the place to go. It’s 20 mins from Queenstown - we couldn’t have chosen a better location. We stayed at...More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrowtown is a tiny town only about 20 minutes from Queenstown so if you have a car head out for a bite to eat. The town is like a little living museum where shop facades appear as though time has stood still. Yes it's touristy...More

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Sally C
29 January 2017|
Response from Arrowtown2013 | Property representative |
If you base yourself in Arrowtown you will be 20 minutes drive from Queenstown, close to Kawarau Bungy (10 minutes), Gibbston Wineries (10 minutes), Shotover Jet (10 minutes), and Arrowtown has a great choice of restaurants... More
20 February 2015|
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Response from travelreporter28 | Reviewed this property |
There are 2 routes by Connectabus which departs from O'Connell's Shopping Centre. Both take around 30-35 minutes. 1 of them goes directly to Arrowtown while the other interchanges at Frankton hub.