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Guest suite in Arrowtown
The Wooden Box, Arrowtown ★★★★
"The space is stylish, clean and cosy. Great location in Arrowtown-within walking distance of the Main Street. The small touches make this place a great stay. Would highly recommend." * Launch your Arrowtown and Queenstown adventures from here * Private yard with seating * Excellent access to the river, walking trails, parks, etc * 20 minutes to Coronet Peak for Skiing * Onsite parking for 1 vehicle * Fully equipped + stocked kitchen * Extremely safe neighbourhood * Onsite washer + dryer
$104 per night
Rental unit in Arrowtown
Stylish New - The Arrow Nest
A beautifully appointed new apartment with all new furniture. Light and sunny with gorgeous views in all directions. Relax in the tranquility of this space. Walking distance to both Arrowtown 1 km or Millbrook Golf Resort 300 metres. Enjoy our gymnasium, heated 20 metre pool or tennis courts included in your stay. We are happy to share any local knowledge. We will also respect your privacy. This apartment is attached to our home with a seperate entrance. 70sq mts with a seperate bedroom.
$176 per night
Guesthouse in Arrowtown
Sunny strawbale house studio
Welcome to our studio unit, sunny & warm. A compact new space on the ground floor of our home is functional and comfortable. It has an open plan lounge area, kitchenette, bed with ensuite bathroom. There is a fridge, microwave, portable single hob induction cooker, sink, toaster, jug, washing machine, TV. Air conditioning provides warmth in the winter & a nice cool space for summer. Ideal for an individual or couple looking for accomodation amongst the tranquil hills of Arrowtown.
$84 per night

Stay near Arrowtown's top sights

Millbrook Resort53 locals recommend
Historic Arrowtown Chinese Settlement50 locals recommend
The Fork And Tap87 locals recommend
Akarua Wines & kitchen by Artisan67 locals recommend
Arrowtown Bakery And Cafe33 locals recommend
Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery69 locals recommend

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Your guide to Arrowtown

All About Arrowtown

Located 10 miles away from the adventure hub of Queenstown on New Zealand’s South Island, Arrowtown is a small 19th-century mining town whose low-slung wooden buildings look straight out of a Western movie. Arrowtown is located on the banks of the Arrow River, and soaring mountains form the backdrop for the historic main drag of Buckingham Street, now occupied by mom-and-pop restaurants and small shops.

Just outside town, you’ll also find a wide array of hiking trails, such as the New Chum Gully Track and Crown Peak Hike, allowing you to see some of the amazing scenery of the central Otago region. And less than 20 minutes away, you can ride the churning waters of the Shotover River through dramatic canyon landscapes. If you drive east on State Highway 6, passing sheep and deer paddocks along the way, you’ll come across Central Otago, one of New Zealand’s best wine regions, particularly known for its pinots.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Arrowtown

Thanks to an array of outdoor activities, there is no bad time to secure your vacation accommodation in Arrowtown. During the summer, you can enjoy long, warm days with excellent conditions for hiking. If you are traveling over the school holidays, keep in mind it can get quite busy in both Queenstown and Arrowtown during this time. In the fall, the crowds thin out as the leaves burst into a brilliant display of orange, red, and yellow. There is also a fun, five-day autumn festival held in October featuring 30 different events, including a parade, art exhibition, and gold panning competition. During the winter, you can strap on your skis and head out on some of the nearby slopes.

Top things to do in Arrowtown

Shotover River

You will find the Shotover River a 20-minute drive west of Arrowtown. Originally known for being one of the world’s richest gold-producing waterways, this fast-moving river weaves its way through a magnificent canyon. Today, it is a popular spot for white-water rafting and jet boating. If you are feeling extra adventurous, you can even go for a ride on a canyon swing or zipline.

Crown Range Road

This beautiful road, which connects Wanaka and Queenstown, is one of the best ways to explore the epic scenery of the Crown Range mountains around Arrowtown. It reaches an impressive altitude of 3,677 feet, making it the highest road in New Zealand. You’ll find many great lookout points along the way where you can stop to take photos.

Hiking Trails

More than 15 different hiking trails wind their way around town, ranging from one-hour jaunts like the Arrow River Trail to multiday journeys such as the Motatapu Track, which connects Arrowtown to Wanaka, passing Macetown, Roses Saddle, and Fern Burn along the way.

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