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.
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This arrow town, known as "the most magnificent autumn town in New Zealand", really deserves its reputation. After getting off the bus, a colorful maple leaf and vegetation, as well as dense forests and turbulent rivers came into view. Arrow Town flourished because of the gold rush. It has a history of more than 100 years. At that time, it also attracted a large number of Chinese people to come across the ocean to rush for gold crazily. Now there is no bustling gold rush. There are many ancient buildings with different characteristics on both sides of the street. There are all kinds of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
Queenstown is one of New Zealand's hottest tourist destinations. I am very happy to live in the Lakeside Hotel in the downtown area. I can conveniently go shopping, quietly watch the famous wedding church, go to the lakeside to see the sunrise, and feel the peace and quiet of Queen Town. Take the 18th century TSS steamship, enjoy the longest Lake in New Zealand, Lake Wakatip, take the cable car to the top of the mountain, taste the huge and delicious hamburgers that are always bought in long queues, and watch outdoor adventures such as jumping and bungee jumping in picturesque scenery. Queen Town, a famous holiday resort in South Island, is indeed worthy of its name!
Arrowtown is about 40 minutes'drive from Queenstown. Basically, if you drive by yourself, you are advised to pass Arrowtown before or when you return to Queenstown. This is a historic town because it was an early Chinese sea crossing mining for gold ore. The building also retains its original appearance. It is suggested that you visit the town to feel the environment and go to the museum to get a better understanding of the history of the town. If Queenstown is full of accommodation, you can also stay here. After all, it's cheap and not far from Queenstown. It's very convenient to drive. There's old cow boy town feeling. Experience it for yourself.
Take a cable car to the top of Bobt s Peak in Queenstown. It's an excellent place to overlook Queenstown, Lake Wakatip, and the distant mountains. There is buzz in the world, and there is peace in the hermits. What you express, what you capture, is the most touching in your heart.
First of all, we come to the Arrow River, the broad river bed, the clear river, the gentle River water, a long history. Gold was discovered here more than 200 years ago, when people began their gold-hunting career here. Of course, the beautiful dream passed with the years of their lives. Among those hopeful and hard-working people, there are still many Chinese people who came across the sea. Then we went through the lush trees along the river and visited the residential area of the Chinese people on the nearby hillside. This is a restored old site park, in addition to many pictures and texts in both Chinese and English, there are several restored cottages scattered around the cliff jungle. We have watched the introduction of pictures and texts, and we have some knowledge about the history of Chinese gold-rushing people from Fujian, Guangdong, more than 130 years ago. Those Chinese who came here hopefully across the oceans earned seven or eighty NZ dollars a year after hard work. They usually saved up four or five years and could buy farmland or build houses in their homeland to shine their ancestors. Unfortunately, wishes were always swallowed up mercilessly by reality, and the turmoil in old China made these gold-rushing Chinese homeless in the end. As a result, many people were forced to marry and have children in a foreign country, becoming the most excluded expatriate in New Zealand's history at that time. We went into those shabby huts and recalled the scenes of people who had lost their dreams living here. The low, narrow and damp houses told us the blood and tears history of the older generation of overseas Chinese in New Zealand. Now New Zealand has become a place for the young generation of New China to pursue their dreams. In the past few days, many young Chinese have come here to study and work. Many foreigners also visited the old site of the Chinese community. They carefully read the introduction, carefully looked at the restored cottage, and even after leaving the cottage, they gently pulled the door with great courtesy. In the old site of the whole community, the rooms of shops and gathering places were relatively large. There were attics in three rooms, which might be considered a luxury house at that time. From the point of view of historical development, business is faster than gold. Leaving the old site of the Chinese community, we walked through the only commercial street in Qianzhen, which still retained the scale of the prosperous period of Qianzhen, but the narrow streets were mostly built by modern buildings. Occasionally, houses marked with more than 100 years of history were painted with brand-new appearance. Although post offices, auditoriums, cafes and other buildings were still in existence, history has drifted away, leaving only the eyes of many tourists from all over the world today. The whole town is full of Chinese tourists in a hurry. Most European and American tourists are sitting in coffee bars on the street, spending their leisurely afternoon tea time.
I left Queen Town this morning and drove to Arrow Town. Arrow Town is about 20 minutes'drive from Queen Town. It's a town worth visiting. Parking is also very convenient. There is a large free parking lot all day. It used to be a busy gold hunt. Today, Arrow Town is a famous tourist town in New Zealand. In addition to the culture of gold rush and the former residence of early Chinese gold rushers, it is also famous for its large area of colorful forests in the golden autumn. Arrow Town retains the original street style, stops and stops, visits the gold rush museum, and spends almost two and a half hours browsing. Leave Arrow Town and go on to Wanaka to see the lonely tree and enjoy the sparkling waves of Wanaka Lake.
Arrow Town is not far from Queen Town. It's only half an hour's drive away. It grew up in the 1960s because of the discovery of gold. So far, there are still old buildings in the town. You can also go to the museum to see the history of the town. There are a lot of introductions from Chinese laborers. It is worth mentioning that New Zealand is a country that has taken the initiative to compensate the families of these workers. Walking further, you can see many ruins left by the laborers, and you can feel that the life of these laborers in China was not easy. Arrow Town itself is not big, basically half a day can be very detailed throughout the town.
One of the most interesting places to visit in Qianzhen must be the gold rush sites in China, which reflects the living conditions of the Chinese people who went abroad to seek gold earlier. In contrast to the earlier residential buildings of Europeans on the other side of town, it is clear that the Chinese gold-diggers did not live very well in the past. There are also commentary boards near the site to help us understand that period of history.
Arrow Town, New Zealand, a day tour, take a punctual minibus to Arrow Town, about an hour's drive, Arrow Town is a very beautiful town, quiet and peaceful, a long time ago, there were also workers from China here to dig for gold, of course, the environment was very difficult, now there are still some relics of that time, the outing here is good.