Golden Fleece is a classy store that has been locally owned by Owen and Raewyn for 12 years.We cater for tourists as well as locals and source quality product from mostly NZ manufacturers. We also have an extensive range of RM Williams boots and apparel.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
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.2
They used to sell Morphine in the local drug store. That was back in the goldmining days of course!
Arrowtown Random Fact No.3
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.4
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.5
There has been a fire station on the current site since 1890. The hand drawn hose reel was used until the 1940’s.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.6
The first Arrowtown School was in Buckingham Street and opened in 1863. It was on the site now occupied by the Oak development.