Up­com­ing events in Ar­row­town

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in­spi­ra­tional din­ing, cre­ative chefs, and award-win­ning vine­yards.

Thurs­day 1st Sep 2011 to Sun­day 23rd Oct 2011

Zealand grass roots rugby.

The green­ing of the trees her­alds a sea­son of warm days and cool evenings; fresh air is scented with wild thyme and flow­er­ing herbs, and in early spring ski­ing is of­ten at its best.

What­ever sea­son you visit, a warm wel­come awaits you in Ar­row­town. Dis­cover the quiet charm of our liv­ing his­toric vil­lage, our ex­cel­lent shop­ping and places to eat, our won­der­ful walks and ac­tiv­i­ties, and some great places to stay. A week, a day, an hour or two - how­ever long you’re here, you’ll know when you leave it wasn’t long enough.

Ar­row­town Pro­mo­tion & Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion

info@ar­row­town.com

The cry of ‘‘gold’’ in 1862 brought thou­sands of min­ers to the Arrow River, one of the world’s rich­est sources of al­lu­vial gold. At the height of the rush the pop­u­la­tion reached 7,000; these pi­o­neers built small cot­tages of stone and wood, es­tab­lished churches, and planted av­enues of beau­ti­ful trees. Busi­nesses such as ho­tels, sa­loons, gam­bling dens and dance halls flour­ished. Through care­ful preser­va­tion, the legacy of the early set­tlers is re­tained in a fas­ci­nat­ing, pic­turesque town where the past and the present are de­light­fully blurred.

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