Arrowtown is a well established tourist town built on what was once one of the biggest gold towns in New Zealand. It is located in between Queenstown and Wanaka along the Arrow River.

It has various attractions, including many historic buildings that survived from the gold era, walks around the Arrow River that include the Historic Chinese Settlement, plus the dramatic Sawpit Gully Walk, which is a 2 to 3 hour loop track. If you have 4WD, you can also drive to Macetown up the Arrow River, a historic gold mining ghost town (there are multiple river fords).

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