Arrowtown would hold the mantel as the prettiest and most designed town in New Zealand. This town is well ahead of Havelock North in this respect. Arrowtown is planned and managed to the inch, and to the administrators and citizens credit maintained that sense of history.
Arrowtown is rich in history, and in that sense is older that Queenstown and so too the traditions of the early history in the region.
During Autumn Arrowtown is one of those places in NZ that best demonstrates the summer to autumn period and with the English and European trees with a spectacular colour display with brilliant yellows, reds and mauves.
Arrowtown is also historically a ‘gold’ town and much of the town’s early growth was through the gold discoveries.
The Museum in Arrowtown gives a beaut insight into the early history of this fascinating community.
The churches are clearly proud of the historical part they have had to play. The Methodist Church boasting to giant sequoia trees that arch the entrance to the church itself. The Catholic Church has an historic link with Mary McCollum who may soon be ordained a saint.
The Arrowtown shopping precinct is a managed high rent tourist offering. Class, class and class.
If you can visit Arrowtown during the autumn period that will double the pleasure there is to absorb. Allow a full day at a minimum.