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Poplar Cottage - 1 bedroom, cosy, central

Poplar Cottage, 1 bedroom, is a comfortable centrally located home.

$95 per night
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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.

$130 per night
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The Arrowtown Guest Cottage

More like an executive apartment. A brand new kitchen & media area installed 2021. There is now a full working kitchen, washing machine & dryer.. The media area offers large screen TV with NF & loads of fam fav movies. Enjoy luxury hotel hired linen & the bathroom is a treat with the giant rain head. Open plan. Luxurious private master bedroom ground level & queen bed on mezzanine. Enjoy your own private courtyard with outdoor fire, bbq, spa. A communal indoor pool & gym can be accessed also.

$221 per night

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Stay near Arrowtown's top sights

Photo of Lakes District Museum
Lakes District Museum27 locals recommend
Photo of Historic Arrowtown Chinese Settlement
Historic Arrowtown Chinese Settlement22 locals recommend
Photo of The Fork And Tap
The Fork And Tap49 locals recommend
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Arrowtown Bakery And Cafe15 locals recommend
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Wet Jacket Wines10 locals recommend
Photo of Akarua Wines & kitchen by Artisan
Akarua Wines & kitchen by Artisan37 locals recommend

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Arrow on Thyme, quiet and sunny!
$41 per night
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The Barn - Private Studio Unit
$87 per night
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Historic Arrowtown cottage
$120 per night
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Speargrass Cottage with panoramic mountain views
$80 per night
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Goldpanners Arrowtown Retreat
$107 per night
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Soho Loft - Chic New Apartment in Arrowtown
$117 per night
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"Tobin's Rest" Private and Quiet Separate Studio
$65 per night
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Hamilton Way Apartment
$66 per night
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Arrow River Suite - Optional kitchen available
$69 per night
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Charming self-contained unit
$62 per night
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Garden Studio
$47 per night
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Private Studio in the Heart of Historic Arrowtown.
$84 per night

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.


How do I get around Arrowtown?

The closest airport to Arrowtown is the Queenstown Airport (ZQN). If you rent a car at the terminal and drive to Arrowtown, the trip should take around 20 minutes. Although public transportation is available in the area, a car may be the most convenient option if you want to explore further afield. Otherwise, bus service runs from both the city of Queenstown and its airport to Arrowtown, a 30-minute ride. Once you’re there, Arrowtown is a tiny town, allowing you to walk to most of the main attractions and the many nearby hiking trails, including the Arrow River Trail and Tobins Track.


When is 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.


What are the 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.