Upcoming events in Arrowtown
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
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.