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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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  • The Arrow River is actually in Arrowtown - not Queenstown! It's a lovely walk taking about 1 hour return from Arrowtown centre following the Arrow River with spectacular foliage colours in Autumn. Rat...  more »
  • Beautiful place for a stroll :) Not a lot to do other than that but the town is great for looking around 
  • Has public bus from Queenstown to Arrowtown and the driver for the part of the river where people can descend to photograph and continue by bus to the city or walk near the river. It's very nice, very transparent and with a beautiful landscape of trees and mountains around. Worth a lot doing this tour.
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