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Arrow River

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Address: Queenstown, New Zealand
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The discovery of gold in this river led to the settlement of thousands...

The discovery of gold in this river led to the settlement of thousands along its banks.

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Half-Day Queenstown Winter Trail Bike Tour
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Half-Day Wakatipu Basin 4WD Tour from Queenstown
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Small-Group Historical Macetown 4WD Tour from Queenstown

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Exciting Jetboat Ride

we did the exciting jet boat ride, it was such a thrill and then we had lunch at the cafe nearby. I suggest don't eat or have a full stomach before the ride otherwise you might... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we did the exciting jet boat ride, it was such a thrill and then we had lunch at the cafe nearby. I suggest don't eat or have a full stomach before the ride otherwise you might get a bit nauseous .

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful autumn views - golden trees along the riverside. Free walking map from the local museum, easy walk to two LotR filming sites. Also amusing to watch the 4WD tours 'Fording the Bruinen'.

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Thank Jietong L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is an interesting place to visit because of the history. Understand the history of the town and appreciate the river better :)

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Drouin, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful river setting. Great walk close to Arrowtown. No surprise it was selected for use in "The Lord of the Rings". Be alert to the possiblity of being run down by crazy four wheel drive tours though!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a day out to Arrowtown just 30 mins easy but beautiful drive from Queenstown. Great cafes for morning or afternoon tea and plenty of options for a leisurely lunch. Craft shops etc but the river is the jewel in the crown. Hop into the museum, hire some gold pans and walk down to the river for a beautiful few... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best appreciated around autumn when the trees are turning yellow, but also in summer, nice braided river.

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kl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short walk away from the Chinese settlement is the Arrow river, a nice place to stroll. We chose to turn right and walked towards the bridge. We were way too early to see autumn foliage, but the scenery was nice. Had my first encounter with sandflies here, very itchy. You may need to bring insect repellant.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not far from town- did the jetboat ride which was awesome as the drivers were excellent. Nice cafe and the scenery was worth going to see on its own.

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Tauranga
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trails around the Arrow river are great for a quiet walk, cycle or a long trek. Lots of history, including the Chinese miners huts.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The river is just located right beside arrowtown. It is a good place to take a stroll after walking in the town area. Not exactly a place worth Traveling to solely for it but definitely good to go by if you are already in arrowtown.

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