Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Queenstown Revisit Part 7 – Arrowtown

Arrowtown is a small town about half an hour drive from Queenstown. It was established during the Otago Gold Rush period in the 1860’s. You can read more about Arrowtown’s rich history (literally indeed) here.  The main drag (Buckingham Street) is quite cute with shops in the old small buildings. I bought a packet of pain-killer from this pharmacy when we were there. They even have Thai restaurant here but we didn’t drop in as still quite full from late breakfast.


In the old-style sweet shop The Remarkable Sweet Shop, their shelves are packed with sweet treats.


Another attraction is the old Chinese Gold Miners’ Village with well preserved cottages. This is where Chinese immigrants created their own accommodations and facilities.


The Arrow River – where once laced with gold.

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