The Arrowtown Shuttle service provided to bring locals in to town for the cost of donation ran for 6 weeks and has now finished.
We wish to thank all patrons for supporting the service during our first after-COVID period. It made an easy option for popping over to Arrowtown but we still have free parking and the very affordable ORbus option from Queesntown and Frankton.
Please keep coming and enjoying the exciting dining and bar options or visit Dorothy Browns Cinema. Come shopping and enjoy the warm hospitality. Everyone loves Arrowtown and it's perfect for Après Ski! It’s friendly, picturesque and just pretty darn special!
Please support our local businesses and help our local community.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
The first Arrowtown School was in Buckingham Street and opened in 1863. It was on the site now occupied by the Oak development.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.2
The first jail in Arrowtown was simply a log. You were chained up to it. The later stone jail still exists and is in Cardigan Street. It is New Zealand’s 4th oldest jail.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.3
Australia’s first saint, Sister Mary MacKillop visited Arrowtown in 1897 and set up a Catholic School. Part of this school can still be visited today.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.4
There are two theories as to why the town is named Arrowtown. One is that the river behind the town flows swiftly like an arrow.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.5
Millbrook Resort is named after Mill Farm on which it sits. Mill farm was established by the Butel family who came from Normandy.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.6
The Chinese Settlement was established in 1867-8 and was in existence until the mid 1930’s. The site underwent an archaeological excavation in 1984.