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Arrowtown Chinese Settlement

Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7935
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a family vacation in Arrowtown and enjoyed walking through this historical site. Very informative and some buildings well preserved with good displays to explain the significance of the site. Good to know how the early chinese settlers were treated/lived/assimilated into society and their...More

Thank moonlotus18
Reviewed 5 days ago

Free--so what do you have to lose? Great way to learn about the history of the area and see some houses/stores from the time of the Chinese Mining era.

Thank Worldismyoyster1070
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst in Arrowtown, we also visited the Chinese settlement. This included the remains of some of the original buildings and some reconstructions of other buildings. There were also some very helpful information boards along the track running through the settlement that provided useful insights into...More

Thank FfastEddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved walking along the track to visit this little piece of history and would recommend to anyone visiting Arrowtown

Thank Buzzer2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great bit of history to visit. And at no charge at all. Don't wear your best shoes or they will get dirty!

Thank Tabatha1998
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little free self directed walking tour with plaques to read and buildings to step or peer into. Info I had never heard of. Quite interesting.

Thank ttm85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest there is not much left to see here - the few dwellings still standing are just shells with stone floors - there are however a series of very informative sign boards detailing the arrival and life and times of the settlers who...More

1  Thank GDay1044
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was very informative. Got to learn how Chinese settled here to find gold for their living and about their struggle decades and decades ago. There are sign boards with information throughout and preserved houses of settlers. It was a sunny day and enjoyed our trip.

Thank jasper_bear_polar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go to Arrowtown I recommend you go past the end of the main street to visit the Chinese Settlement. It has a well laid out series of structures and storyboards that educate you on the place and importance of the early Chinese miners...More

Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in arrowton, this is worth the short walk to see. Good historic information posted, easy walk from town. Takes just a few minutes to see.

Thank SusanOC262
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