History: It was Maori Jack who first founded gold in the Arrow river in 1862 but William Fox , the European became much famous and town was framed as gold mining town. Many Chinese workers worked on the arrow river and later had their own Chinese Settlement. With the passage of time, no gold was left in the river but the town retained its old charm even today. Arrowtown is hardly on 20mins drive from Queenstown and is easily accessible.
Here is what that you can do in Arrowtown: