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Arrow River, Queenstown

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Short and swift, Arrow River played a key role in the Central Otago gold rush of the 1860s. Today, visitors may know the river better as a location in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy. Try your hand at panning for gold at Arrowtown, a historical gold-mining town on the river's banks, or take in the serene landscape along the riverside hiking and biking trail. Thrill seekers will enjoy the 4x4 tours and jet boat rides. Put Arrow River and other Queenstown attractions into our Queenstown trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We were in Arrowtown and decided to go for a walk along the river. At the carpark one end goes into the old Chinese Settlement while the other leads to other walkways and trails. We only went for a wa...  more »
  • When visiting Queenstown a side trip to Arrow town, is definitely a must, a beautiful town reminiscent of the gold mining era, the river is quite nice to walk along and has plenty of free parking. Whi...  more »
  • We spent a lovely half day in Arrowtown after getting the bus from Queenstown. So much to do and see, but for me the best part was walking along the river and through the woods away from the centre of...  more »