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.
In the 1950’s many New Zealander’s built cribs ( holiday houses) in Arrowtown and came here for their summer holidays.
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
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.
Millbrook Resort is named after Mill Farm on which it sits. Mill farm was established by the Butel family who came from Normandy.
They used to sell Morphine in the local drug store. That was back in the goldmining days of course!
Arrowtown had four churches representing the early immigrant populations. Catholic, Presbyterian, Anglican and Methodist. All still operate today except for the Methodist Church.
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