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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  • When we went to Arrow town, we not only saw Buckingham street and the old post office, and the Chinese gold panning area, we also saw the Arrow River which was in the 1850's and later a place for...  more »
  • We cycled 12km each way from Arrowtown to the Kawarau Bridge which traverses various suspension bridges and a tunnel cut under the highway. Hired bikes from Arrowtown bike hire who for $60pp pick you....  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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