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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Movie Theatre
“A funky boutique theatre in the middle of Arrowtown township. Latest films from Hollywood and all over the world. Very comfortable seats and wine and snacks available from the counter. There's a bookstore in the foyer too. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Café
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“Great place for breakfast brunch or lunch! Great Turkish Eggs! Great coffee!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Pub
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“Hidden gem, 150 yr old semi cellar tucked away in a gorgeous lane, comfortable leather chairs, a roaring fire and some nights guitarist/singer. Huge variety of drinks $$$”
  • 46 locals recommend
Pub
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“Classic pub/good food in the beautiful setting of Arrowtown with a large beer garden, great for kids too as has a fort/sandpit. 10 mins drive to Arrowtown.”
  • 43 locals recommend
History Museum
“Built around three historic buildings, the museum is packed full of intriguing information revealing the early social and cultural history of the Wakatipu region. Open daily 8.30am – 5pm, Adults $10, Seniors $8, Children $3, Families $20.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“La Rumbla is one of our local favourites. Tucked behind the post office, this little gem does a brilliant job of bringing the bold flavours and late-dining habits of Spain to sleepy little Arrowtown. Local produce is showcased in tasty bites on an ever-changing menu, and the cocktail list goes long and strong in the evening.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
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“My favourite place to have Brunch! Also great for lunches....and you can taste the Akarua wines while you dine!!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Restored huts from the Chinese gold mining era. Walk among the old village and read about the history, living conditions and personalities that lived here at the turn of last century. Lots of information panels in Chinese and English. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Resort
“Another great spot with many options for F&B & great walking tracks throughout. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“Probably the cafe we go to most, beautiful coffee & fresh food in a historic cottage tucked away with a fruit tree garden. 10 mins drive to Arrowtown.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bistro
“Excellent hearty food. Great slow cooked meats, burgers and big sandwiches. Their twice cooked potatoes are a family favourite. One of the cheaper options in Arrowtown. Takeaways available. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Lake
“Lake Hayes Walkway Time: 2 hour loop Grade: Medium Fitness Gear: Comfortable shoes recommended Easy grade walk on a well formed track providing outstanding views of the lake and surrounding environs.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bakery
“A locals favourite, Arrowtown is a 20 minute drive from Queenstown or you can catch a regular bus service. A quaint little town with a rich gold mining history. The bakery has amazing food. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
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“stroll along the river, visit the old goldmining sites, and have a coffee and sticky bun at Provisions Cafe”
  • 96 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Fan Tan cuisine is a fusion of European, NZ, Pacifica food with flavours influenced from Asia. It is simple delicious food, designed for sharing and as our name suggests, “brings a sense of joy, pleasure and entertainment”. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We always like to go for breakfast - there are lots of set menus to choose from, including fresh bread & pastries, coffee, savoury or sweet crepes, omelettes, eggs, ham and much more. Its also open for lunch & dinner.”
  • 12 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“Classic pub/good food in the beautiful setting of Arrowtown with a large beer garden, great for kids too as has a fort/sandpit. 10 mins drive to Arrowtown.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“La Rumbla is one of our local favourites. Tucked behind the post office, this little gem does a brilliant job of bringing the bold flavours and late-dining habits of Spain to sleepy little Arrowtown. Local produce is showcased in tasty bites on an ever-changing menu, and the cocktail list goes long and strong in the evening.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
“My favourite place to have Brunch! Also great for lunches....and you can taste the Akarua wines while you dine!!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Resort
“Another great spot with many options for F&B & great walking tracks throughout. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bistro
“Excellent hearty food. Great slow cooked meats, burgers and big sandwiches. Their twice cooked potatoes are a family favourite. One of the cheaper options in Arrowtown. Takeaways available. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Fan Tan cuisine is a fusion of European, NZ, Pacifica food with flavours influenced from Asia. It is simple delicious food, designed for sharing and as our name suggests, “brings a sense of joy, pleasure and entertainment”. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We always like to go for breakfast - there are lots of set menus to choose from, including fresh bread & pastries, coffee, savoury or sweet crepes, omelettes, eggs, ham and much more. Its also open for lunch & dinner.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Mantra is the one and only Indian Restaurant in Arrowtown. Fortunately for us....it's a winner! The meals here are really tasty and the service impeccable. Takeaway or dine in.”
  • 10 locals recommend

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