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Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7935
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All reviews chinese gold miners information boards chinese settlement gold rush interesting walk free attraction nz history no charge these men early chinese living conditions hard life short walk interesting history their lives the river piece of history
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on a very warm Sunday and it was very busy. There are lots of shops and good places to eat and relax. It is a nice little town, with plenty of parking and toilets.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Peter_Clare_50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Neither of us were sure what to expect but I kept seeing this advertised as some place to go while in the Queenstown area. On our way out of town, we stopped by. While the information was interesting and of course, preserving the past like...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank redhead_roaming
Reviewed 1 week ago

Execllent sinage for this free attraction which is only a short walk away from the main road of 'frontier style' shops. Congratulations to whoever has restored the dwellings

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Peter M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's free to walk around and look inside the old buildings used by the Chinese gold miners which are interesting. I believe there was a walk behind the buildings but we didn't have time for this..

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PaulAndJoy167
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing to see how small the houses and doorways were . How they survived in tose hard times. Great history lessons

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Molzmum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you do not believe that the Chinese were the first gold miners here then you need to see this feature if Arrowtown. A few original cottages all set with outside funny too and a jail. OMG.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jakeal82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The remains of the Chinese Settlement is on the outskirts of the town. It shows how the early Chinese lived when the first came to Arrowtown to work in the gold river. There are several well-preserved shacks and dwellings to see, and gives a good...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Caryl1948
Reviewed 15 February 2019

Walking around the area where Chinese Settlers established themselves and survived despite what seems like rabid racism is a reminder of how tough life was for those lonely men who came over to improve their lot in life. The huts were very interesting and strategically...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RamblerMJM
Reviewed 14 February 2019

We walked down the path from our accommodation, a little warning though ...remember your "Goodbye Sand-fly Spray" as the biting locals are rather fierce. We found the site, buildings, signage and general history and information fascinating. Totally well worth the time out of your day...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Overtheditch
Reviewed 14 February 2019

There really isn't too much to see here but what there is is well laid out and there are plenty of explanatory boards.

Date of experience: February 2019
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