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The discovery of gold in this river led to the settlement of thousands along its banks.
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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All reviews chinese settlement gold panning worth a visit lovely walk wings beautiful scenery few hours couple of hours sunny day south island new zealand arrowtown arrows track stroll lord lotr
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A shallow, fast river that meanders over a rocky bottom. Water is cool, clear, and winds through the bush. Probably would be more memorable with more water.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NFHarry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Signage is not clear as to where is the real famous street of arrowtown begins, we were actually misguided by waze and went to the wrong area. There is also no clear sign to direct the visitors to the river, where the gold panning activites...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChristopherTraveller
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Nice river/steam to skip stones and spend fun time with the family. Very cold water. Only drawback is sandflies.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Squibbly00
Reviewed 8 November 2018

We went here because it was recommended by a local hairdresser. We spent the day at this beautifully kept and located town. The historic aspect is well documented around the town but not over the top. It is nestled within the mountain range and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank prwhurst
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

The Arrow River is lovely, and you can wander down to it after looking around Arrowtown shops. Will need to go back and explore it further!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ladybugsSydney
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We tackled this river in a speed boat and what a ride......wet and cold, but very exciting and thrilling

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Geoff G
Reviewed 2 October 2018

main river into Queenstown you can go on some nice walks in the summer months (not sure what it is like in the winter)

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AnnaliseE4
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Great place to walk near the river and take pictures but don't go if you want to find any gold. You will hardly find any gold in the river these days, still we saw some families spending lot of time, trying to find it. Great...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Nik J
Reviewed 5 September 2018

There is a track to walk alongside the river. I enjoyed seeing the beautifully clean water and the quietness after a day in Queenstown. On the track, locals walk their dogs. You can also admire the locals that walk the track wearing little rugby shorts...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank taraa995
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Traveled here with my mum in July, the weather was crisp but still enjoyable. A nice area to walk around enjoying the stunning views. Also the air seems so fresh and clean here.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AimeeD403
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Your skin must be removed. Visit Dr Ramsay Bolton ASAP
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Response from CharlotteLee88 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a bus that runs between arrowtown and Queenstown there website is connectabus it has the timetables