Arrowtown Chinese Settlement

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Arrowtown has a fairly sized Chinese settlement which is known as the ‘Gold Rush Town’. This settlement came into existence in the 1860s, during the Otago Gold Rush era that marked a completely different and a historical era in the history of New Zealand.

This township is said to have around 5,000 Chinese workers who worked at the gold mines of the era. Visitors must take a tour of the settlement on foot to get a genuine experience and knowledge of the history and lifestyle of this particular town. There are a lot of huts and plaques and it is permitted to enter the huts to get a first hand look at the homes of the mining workers. A half an hour walk to the Miners Monument built in the memory of the miners is a must while in the town. Decent accommodations can easily be found in the town like the Settlers Cottage Motel, Arrowtown Motel among a few others.

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