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Arrow River, Queenstown

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 240+ 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 in Arrowtown is a great spot to go for a walk, let the kids play in the river or just sit and enjoy. Arrowtown is an Old Gold Mining Town - Gold Panning is a fun activity for everyone. Pan...  read more »
  • We just recently brought a 4wd and had heard about a good drive heading to macetown from arrowtown by heading up the arrow river. We set out with some friends but unfortunately it got a little deep an...  read more »
  • This is a lovely river that flows through Arrowtown. Take a stop and look at the historic bridge and stop in the town 
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