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Arrowtown is a historic gold mining town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. Arrowtown is located on the banks of the Arrow River approximately 7.5 km from State Highway 6.


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1 - Crown Range

   7 km away

The Crown Range lies to the east of the Wakatipu Basin in Otago, New Zealand. It is noted for two features, the Cardrona Alpine Resort, on the slopes of the 1900 metre Mount Cardrona, and a highway, known as the Crown Range Road, which winds steeply between Arrow Junction, just south of Arrowtown, and Wanaka to the north.

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2 - Lake Hayes

Lake Hayes is a small lake in the Wakatipu Basin in Central Otago, in New Zealand's South Island. It is located close to the towns of Arrowtown and Queenstown.

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3 - Scenic Flights in Queenstown

   12 km away

Experience a stunning scenic flight over Milford Sound combined with an amazing cruise surrounded by the extraordinary beauty of the area! Milford Sound scenic flights are the best way to reach this isolated gem situated on the West Coast of the Sout...

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4 - Street in Arrowtown

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5 - Queenstown Hill

   13 km away

Queenstown Hill, also known by its Māori name of Te Tapu-nui, is a small 907 metres mountain near Queenstown, New Zealand in the South Island. The lower levels of the hill contain housing especially near Queenstown, Frankton Road and Marina Heights.

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6 - Rafting in Queenstown

   16 km away

Step across this great frontier and meet the challenge of whitewater rafting on Queenstown's famous Shotover River. Experience the rugged beauty and unspoilt grandeur of the breathtaking scenery as you conquer this wild and untamed river. Tackl...

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7 - Shotover Jet

   13 km away
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8 - Lake Alta

   14 km away

Lake Alta is a glacial lake in The Remarkables near Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. It is approximately 500 metres by 250 metres in size and freezes over in the winter months. At this time it is used by skiers and snowboarders.

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9 - Quad biking in Queenstown

   17 km away

As the home of New Zealand's best off road riding, let this family of motorcycle and quad bike champions treat you to the 'ride of your life'. Quad and Dirt Bike Tours offer customised outings for families, beginner and experienced riders over ...

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10 - Queenstown

   16 km away

Queenstown is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island. It has an urban population of 15,650, making it the 27th-largest urban area in New Zealand.

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11 - Skyline Queenstown

   17 km away
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12 - Helicopter tours in Queenstown

   12 km away

Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world. There is no other place on earth where you can find so many varied products to exhilarate and thrill. But remove all of the adventure activities and you are still left with one the most stunning alpin...

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13 - Ben Lomond

   19 km away

Ben Lomond is a mountain located close to Queenstown, New Zealand. It was named after Ben Lomond in Scotland by the early shepherd Duncan McAusland. The summit lies approximately 4 km northwest of the town centre, and reaches a height of 1,748 metres.

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14 - Roaring Meg

   20 km away

The Roaring Meg hydro scheme refers to two small hydro electricity power stations fed by the Roaring Meg Dam. The scheme is located next to the Roaring Meg Stream in the Kawarau Gorge, near Cromwell, New Zealand.

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15 - Mountain bike in Queenstown

   16 km away

Epic, enduro, backcounty, thrilling, brake burning, rough, fast, huge descents, challenging, real backcountry riding. Heli-biking is the combination of a scenic helicopter flight to a remote destination followed by a mountain bike ride back. Fat Tyre...

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16 - Moke Lake

   22 km away

Moke Lake is a small lake near the suburb of Closeburn in Queenstown, in the South Island of New Zealand.

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17 - The Remarkables

   23 km away

The Remarkables are a mountain range and skifield in Otago in the South Island of New Zealand. Located on the southeastern shore of Lake Wakatipu, the range lives up to its name by rising sharply to create an impressive backdrop for the waters.

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18 - Cecil Peak

   25 km away

Cecil Peak is a mountain in the Wakatipu Basin, New Zealand and reaches a height of 1,978 metres. It is on the south side of Lake Wakatipu south-southwest of Queenstown, and is highly prominent from around this area.

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Arrowtown is a living, historical village with many stories to tell.. Stroll along tree-lined streets, see restored cottages and explore the site of a gold mine. One of the most picturesque settlements in New Zealand is Arrowtown, on the banks of the Arrow River, known for its gold. The town was founded in 1862, at the height of Otago's gold rush. The settlement grew rapidly as pioneers built cottages, businesses, hotels and churches (over 60 of which are still standing). Of special note is the Chinese settlement on the riverbank, an area created by Chinese miners since 1868, with restored buildings and shelters and portraits of a bygone era. The Lakes District Museum on Buckingham Street has been described as one of the best small museums in New Zealand, accurately depicting the early life of the Maori people in the South Lakes region in the mid to late 19th century, the difficult pioneering period and the gold rush with a variety of entertaining displays. The museum accurately portrays the early life of the Maori people in the South Lakes region in the mid to late 19th century, the difficult pioneering years and the gold rush, with a variety of entertaining displays. The golden age is long gone (although gold can still be extracted from the river) and Arrowtown is now more than ever keen to welcome visitors. You can play on the challenging local golf courses or visit Masetown (a ghost town accessible only by four-wheel drive vehicle). During April and May, Arrowtown is colourfully lit up as the deciduous trees prepare to welcome winter, and the last week of April sees a festival celebrating the beauty and glittering history of the four seasons. Arrowtown is home to many charming cafes, restaurants and businesses.













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