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In Arrowtown

A lovely small town

sunny 20 °C

Arrowtown was just a 20 minute drive from our accommodation in Lower Shotover (about 30-40 minutes from Queenstown). nestled in a wooded valley among mountain peaks. According to Wikipedia "Arrowtown is built on the banks of the Arrow River, once a rich source of gold. In 1862, thousands of miners from around the world flocked to Arrowtown to make their fortune. The miners moved on, but their legacy has become a treasure in its own right. Arrowtown is recognised as Tohu Whenua – a place that has shaped the nation and one of New Zealand's best heritage experiences"

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We strolled around the historic downtown area and stopped off at the very cute Provisions of Arrowtown cafe for coffee and a spot in the sun. A short walk from there was the Chinese Village for a glimpse into life for early miners.

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From there we took a long walk by the Arrow river before returning to Queenstown and once again enjoying the late afternoon sun and magnificent lake views from the Frankton Arm Tavern

Posted by kforge 07:48 Archived in New Zealand

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