Arrowtown Travel Guide
Arrowtown is a beautifully restored early goldmining settlement, famous for its gracious trees and its collection of 19th-century miners cottages. You can find out more about the area's local history and colourful goldmining years at the award-winning Lakes District Museum, or visit the historic Chinese Mining Village near Bush Creek.
In autumn, Arrowtown makes an especially beautiful sight as the town's majestic exotic trees - planted back in 1867 - put on a stunning show of colour before their leaves prepare to fall. The town also celebrates with its famous Autumn Festival, offering a host of fun events including music, dancing, markets, vintage car displays, gold panning, free guided walks and the colourful floats of the annual street parade.
Walkers will enjoy the lovely trails in the hills surrounding Arrowtown, or take a stroll down the banks of the Arrow River and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Arrowtown is handy to the thriving wineries of Central Otago, or try some of the nearby adventure activities on offer, including bungy jumping, jetboating, golfing, rafting, canyoning, mountain biking, four wheel drive safaris and horse trekking.
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