Locals and visitors are invited to revisit Arrowtown's favourite shops and restaurants as our charming village opens for business. Be sure to pop in and enjoy all there is on offer in one of New Zealand's most loved towns... and it's on your doorstep!
From Thursday 14 May we celebrate the freeing up of COVID-19 lockdown to Level 2 with many businesses opening over the day and following days.
It's easy to get here by public bus, and if you drive here there is plenty of free parking.
Help our local business community bounce back and #LoveArrowtown: Go Local.
There has been a fire station on the current site since 1890. The hand drawn hose reel was used until the 1940’s.
In the 1950’s many New Zealander’s built cribs ( holiday houses) in Arrowtown and came here for their summer holidays.
Arrowtown is one of the fastest growing towns in New Zealand:
Arrowtown had four churches representing the early immigrant populations. Catholic, Presbyterian, Anglican and Methodist. All still operate today except for the Methodist Church.
Arrowtown was originally known as Fox’s. named after William Fox an early gold discoverer. Then it was known as The Arrow and later Arrowtown.
The trees in Arrowtown’s beautiful avenues are Sycamore, Ash, Oak, Elm, and Rowan. The first avenue was planted in 1867.
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