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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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  • I wish we had worn our walking shoes when we visited Arrowtown. They have beautiful riverside tracks to enjoy. Easy walking. Great track for biking as well. 
  • Combine a great riverside hike and visit a historic Chinese Mining village. Shop and eat a some great looking mainstreet shoppes. A good option for a half day excursion. 
  • This is a beautiful location for a family day out regardless of weather and Arrowtown is stunning and quaint