Arrowtown Chinese Settlement, Arrowtown

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Explore a piece of New Zealand history at Arrowtown Chinese Settlement, a historical village established during the Otago gold rush of the 1860s. See the tiny stone huts--some in ruins, some reconstructed or restored--where the Chinese migrants lived and worked, and try your hand at panning for gold yourself. Don't miss Ah Lum's Store, named after its final owner who became a local hero when he saved a European miner from drowning. Though its mortared rubble walls and corrugated iron roof enclose a mere 36 sq m (388.7 sq ft) of space, the interior includes five rooms plus a loft, which served as a shop, bank, and socializing area, and provided accommodations for travelers and visitors. To visit Arrowtown Chinese Settlement and other attractions in Arrowtown, use our Arrowtown visit planner.
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  • worth the visit. Interesting little village with cottages that were delightful. Beautiful creek frontage and mountain backdrop for great photo oportunitites  more »
  • Continue down a little footpath at the end of Buckingham st. To find the site of the old Chinese village were Chinese gold diggers lived in very small ramshackle hovels as they worked to pan for gold ...  more »
  • This non-descript almost hidden ode to the Chinese people that came as miners and other workers to make something afresh for themselves is well worth the look of in Arrowtown. Though not done in any o...  more »

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