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Arrowtown Chinese Settlement

33 Reviews
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9302

What people are saying:

This Chinese settlement is considered to be the earliest Chinese community in New Zealand. It is not very large, and they are all very low stone houses. At that time, many Chinese lived in this place and panned for gold.

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  • Shelley M
    Shelley M
    Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

    What a hard life

    A nice wander around on a good day. See how people use to live in some very hard times. They lived pretty tough lives and they restored the dwellings for next generations to get an insight into how ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1607254238000+0800)/
  • Shane B
    Shane B
    Te Awamutu, New Zealand

    Good for 1/2 hour max

    If you are going to go to Goldfields at Cromwell probably skip this if not worth a 1/2 hour walk around a few photo opportunities as part of your overall Arrowtown experience. Had heard a lot about it...

    Reviewed on /Date(1606637998000+0800)/
  • Brynkoru
    Blenheim, New Zealand

    How lucky are we.

    Real insight to how hard these settlers had it just to survive - these guys worked so hard and lived in so difficult conditions.

    Reviewed on /Date(1606069618000+0800)/
  • Sue H
    Sue H
    Sydney, Aust


    No entrance fee. Nice pleasant, easy walk. Information boards give a bit of idea on how the Chinese came to be in Arrowtown and how they lived during the goldrush period. The stream through the villag...

    Reviewed on /Date(1606055657000+0800)/
  • clarkies2013
    Christchurch, New Zealand

    Pre Dinner Exploring

    Nice little walk and photo stop. Lots of wee bunnies hopping around in the evening sun. Good placards with information at each stop too.

    Reviewed on /Date(1605893829000+0800)/

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