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Arrow River, Queenstown
(4.5/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Arrow river flows through the magic village of Arrow town ,Been there 4 times now and never get tired of it The river is at its best after the snow melts as got a very good flow. 
  • Really lovely walk. We went with 8 frends and a 2yo in a pram. The track was suitable for all of us but can be a bit rough in parts for a pram. It's fairly flat and the scenery is beautiful. Highly re...  more »
  • Only 30 minutes form Queenstown by local bus, this pretty town is steeped in gold mining history and is home to probably the best museum I have ever visited anywhere. Spent a whole day exploring the o...  more »