Arrowtown is a historic town with elegant Victorian style near Queenstown. The rise of Arrowtown began in the 1860s. After the discovery of gold in Arrow River, seven to eight times of the population in Arrowtown today rushed into the area. Many of the buildings in the main street were built during the days of gold mining. Rather than relics, they are in everyday use as offices, cafes and shops. In the autumn, woods and forests in Arrowtown are all framed by spectacular slopes of autumn color. At this time of the year, Arrowtown will hold a welcoming festival for the arrival of autumn. If you are traveling to the South Island of New Zealand in the fall, be sure to spare some time for Arrowtown.