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The surroundings were very scenic, and it was a lovely pleasant walk for a couple of hours (we took a detour and visited some art studios from nearby residents. The reproductions/restorations was good, and the information boards were interesting and informative. Having visited the Chinese...More
This Chinese settlement is a testimony that in spite of the passing of time, human has yet to progress to see people beyond the colour of their skin but content of their characters. One may not appreciate the courage and tenacity it takes to leave...More
Excellent legends provided by the Dept of Conservation telling the story of the Chinese miners in the late 1800s. Some of the dwellings restored , some built into the rock hillside and constructed of rock and wood. . An excellent site to visit, with the...More
I was very proud of former NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark's apology to theChiunbese community of NZ for former racist injustices in the early 2000s...and visiting the amazing Chinese settlemernt here in Arrowtown reminded me of that overdue act of atonement from the NZ Government...More
Walking through the Chinese settlement and able to see and imagine how those settlers lived when gold mining was very engaging. I was really pleased to be able to learn about the challenges facing these brave people, as well as marvel as how they would...More
The Chinese Settlement in Arrowtown is a real window into New Zealand's history. The buildings are fascinating and really give you a feel for what life was like for the people who lived here. Only takes 15 minutes to see the whole settlement.
Excellent visit here. Beautifully maitained.I like that the areas around the huts are left natural. The coffee in the town was great however we were rejected from the Stables as we were only going to do coffee, (we could have been temped with more) so...More