Arrow River, Queenstown

4.6
#4 of 6 in Nature in Queenstown
Short and swift, Arrow River played a key role in the Central Otago gold rush of the 1860s. Today, visitors may know the river better as a location in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy. Try your hand at panning for gold at Arrowtown, a historical gold-mining town on the river's banks, or take in the serene landscape along the riverside hiking and biking trail. Thrill seekers will enjoy the 4x4 tours and jet boat rides. Plan your Arrow River visit and explore what else you can see and do in Queenstown using our Queenstown trip planning app .
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  • Stopped off here on a trip to pan for gold all good fun and sand flies although they weren't too much of a problem, river is much like a lot of NZ rivers quite shallow and chalky but a nice place to c...  more »
  • We stopped in Arrowtown for coffee and a rest it was a beautiful day and its a pretty place to visit the walk along the river is pretty special , we didn't stay to long but enjoyed it immensely  more »
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  • Gorgeous! A must see river.
  • Beautiful quiet clean and dog friendly region... We trail run frequently along this river... just Brilliant
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