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Saturday, January 21, 2012


Arrowtown is a former gold mining town, its stunning red and gold autumn colours are celebrated in an annual autumn festival. The town is known for its historic mining site, boutique shops, restaurants and cinema, golf, fishing and close proximity to ski fields.

Arrowtown Chinese settlement is a tribute to the contribution made by the Chinese goldminers and business people to the region's goldmining, cultural and business history.Arrowtown is built on the banks of the Arrow River, once a rich source of gold in the 1860's and now a sophisticated, multi-cultural town catering to the refined tastes of its visitors from around the globe. 
See the hole? Chinese Settlement Restroom
We stayed awhile and enjoy the time exploring the streets and lanes. Arrowtown is recognised as the walking and biking centre of the Wakatipu and the many walking trails and cycle tracks of the area either start or finish in the town.

Arrowtown's stores have something for everybody, with a wide range of quality produce including New Zealand made merchandise to choose from. You'll find that special gift or piece of clothing here.
We visted the regions only working Jade carving factory. Here you can meet locally trained carvers & learn more about the creation and carving process required to create beautiful pieces.You also have the opportunity to discuss your purchase with the carver who created it or talk to them about creating your own personal piece of jade jewelry.

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Arrowtown, New Zealand, Southern Hemisphere

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