Walking around Arrowtown Chinese Settlement
Image: Benhi Dixon | Creative Commons


One golden village, two tales. The picturesque preservation of two very different goldrush communities – Chinese and European – in a town that still thrives.


A visit to this thriving picture-postcard tourist town enables visitors to view both sides of the gold-rush coin: the preserved avenue where wealthy banks and merchants traded in the mid-1800s, and the restored huts on the edge of town that reveal the more modest lifestyles of the Chinese miners.

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Tohu Whenua are the places that have shaped Aotearoa New Zealand. Located in stunning landscapes and rich with stories, they offer some of our best heritage experiences.

Walking and tramping

At your leisure Easiest: Easy access short walk

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only


Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 811
Queenstown 9348
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