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History is Alive and Well in Arrowtown

Photographer: Ron Laughlin. Chinese Village house, Arrowtown, Queenstown, New Zealand
Chinese Village House, Arrowtown
Queenstown
Photographer: Ron Laughlin

Arrowtown is a small town located 21 kilometres from Queenstown, in the Central Otago region of New Zealand.

Originally a small gold mining town, today Arrowtown is a popular holiday destination. Much of Arrowtown's history is very much alive and in daily use.

Arrowtown is home to the superb Lakes District Museum, often described as one of New Zealand's best small museums.

Wander the banks of the Arrow River and discover life as it was for the thousands of Chinese miners—their humble village can still be seen tucked into the riverbank.

The main street of Arrowtown, Buckingham St, is testament to the town's determination to preserve its illustrious past.

Historical buildings line the streets, housing a stylish shopping and dining precinct.

Pick up a directory of historical buildings from the museum and spend an afternoon soaking up Arrowtown's unique history.

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