Top things to do Arrowtown

Looking for all the best things to do in Arrowtown, Otago? Check out all our options for tours, activities and attractions & book online here.

Top things to do Arrowtown

Looking for all the best things to do in Arrowtown, Otago? Check out all our options for tours, activities and attractions & book online here.

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Top 10 Things to do Arrowtown

Explore Otago’s Arrowtown with our top 5 things to do.

From its quaint little stores lining Buckingham Street, to the rugged green hills rolling across every horizon, Arrowtown defines the New Zealand small town experience.

Nestled between historic gold rush buildings and pleasant little streets, the town’s pebble stone paths lead to a variety of hidden treasures. Arrowtown serves as transportation back in time, and at only 20 minutes drive from Queenstown CBD, it makes for the perfect day trip from New Zealand’s adventure capital.

We’ve compiled a list of five of the town’s most iconic attractions worth a sticky beak.

1. Arrowtown and Wanaka Day Tour

On this comprehensive Arrowtown and Wanaka day tour you'll discover the history of the thriving gold town, see the famous Kawarau Bridge and learn about the regions' rich Maori history.

2. Shotover Jet

If you have a need for speed then a jet boat ride on the Shotover River is the perfect anecdote combining sightseeing and thrills. The supercharged Shotover Jet will take you speeding past overhanging cliff faces, canyon walls and at times performing 360 degree spins.

3. TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise

Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the historic TSS Earnslaw Steamship to take in the spectacular alpine scenery throughout the 90-minute journey. An optional BBQ lunch, Walter Peak Farm Tour or horse riding adventure can turn the adventure into a full day out.

4. Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge Bungy Jump

New Zealand is the capital of extreme activities and the home of the Bungy Jump. Enjoy unique views as you step up to the ledge and take a leap off the famous Kawarau Gorge Bridge.

5. Lord of the Rings Tours

Visit some of the sights that featured in the world-famous Lord of the Rings movie franchise on a day tour from nearby Queenstown.

6. Mount Cook Tour

Arrowntown is uniquely placed in Alpine terrain and a guided tour to Mount Cook will take you up close to New Zealand's largest glacier and a host of unique alpine villages.

7. Queenstown Rafting

Thrill seekers will find a white water rafting adventure available close by. Boasting white water rapids of grade 3-5 this white water rafting experience near Arrowtown is challenging but you will be grinning from ear to ear too.

8. Winery Tour

The best wineries are just a hop, skip and a jump from Arrowtown in Gibbston Valley. Pop into the cellar door for a delicious winery tour and tasting experience.

9. Arrowtown Self Guided Bike Tour

If you like riding your bike and doing things at your own pace then a self-guided Arrowtown Bike Tour is a great activity that will allow you to tick off multiple sights in one day.

10. Coronet Peak Ski Area

The mountains surrounding Arrowtown are ripe for exploration and outdoor activities during summer but come winter, the fields become the ultimate skiing playground.
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