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ITINERARY

WANAKA - ARROWTOWN
VIA Cromwell

101KM - 1 HR 17 MINS

 

DEPART WANAKA FOR ARROWTOWN

You will travel today through Cromwell as rental Motorhomes are not permitted to drive over the Crown Range. The slightly longer but less challenging journey will see you travel along Lake Dunstan, through wine and orchard country where you could take your pick of famous central Otago wineries to stop off at for lunch such as Mt Difficulty or Gibbston, both putting Central Otago on the world wine map.

  • Stop into Cardrona Distillery, sample the handcrafted batch spirits and admire the location.

  • Cardrona Hotel, because Cardrona Hotel..

ARROWTOWN

One of the most picturesque settlements in New Zealand, Arrowtown sits alongside the gold-bearing Arrow River. The town was established in 1862, during the height of the Otago gold rush. The settlement grew quickly as pioneers constructed cottages, shops, hotels and churches, more than 60 of which can still be seen today.

A special highlight is the Chinese settlement at the edge of the river. Built by Chinese miners from 1868, this area of restored shelters and buildings paints a picture of earlier times.
The Lakes District Museum in Buckingham Street has been described as one of New Zealand's best small museums. A variety of entertaining exhibits presents an authentic picture of early Maori life in the Southern Lakes district, the harsh pioneering days and the exciting gold rush era of the mid to late 1800s.

The gold days are long over (although you can still pan for gold in the river with some success), so Arrowtown's focus is on hosting visitors. Play a round at the challenging local golf course or take a 4WD journey to Macetown, a ghost town accessible only by wagon track.

In April and May Arrowtown ignites with colour as deciduous trees prepare for winter. A festival is held in the last week of April to celebrate the town's seasonal beauty and glittering history.



DAY CHARGING

WANAKA: Fast charge at ChargeNet charger.
Recommended Charge: Charge to 80%.
42 Ardmore St, Wanaka

OVERNIGHT CHARGING

HOLIDAY PARK: Medium charge at site overnight & between day trips.
Recommended Charge: Charge to 100% overnight.


READY TO RETURN

When your ready to return your camper head to your final destination, Britz Campervan Hire Queenstown.
50 Lucas Pl, Frankton, Queenstown (open 8am – 4.30pm daily). 20 mins drive from Arrowtown.


 
 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

THE CHOP SHOP   Arrow Ln, Arrowtown   Chop Shop Food Merchants for breakfast or lunch.

THE CHOP SHOP
Arrow Ln, Arrowtown

Chop Shop Food Merchants for breakfast or lunch.

AMISFEILD WINERY   10 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Rd, Frankton, Queenstown   Amisfield winery for a stunning foraged degustation, match with wines. (Organise a taxi).

AMISFEILD WINERY
10 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Rd, Frankton, Queenstown

Amisfield winery for a stunning foraged degustation, match with wines. (Organise a taxi).

SLOW CUTS   46-50 Buckingham St, Arrowtown   Slow Cuts for delicious slow cooked meats, charcoaled chicken and much more.

SLOW CUTS
46-50 Buckingham St, Arrowtown

Slow Cuts for delicious slow cooked meats, charcoaled chicken and much more.

AKARUA WINES AND KITCHEN    265 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Rd, Lake Hayes   Treat yourself at Akarua Wines & Kitchen for lunch or a special dinner.

AKARUA WINES AND KITCHEN
265 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Rd, Lake Hayes

Treat yourself at Akarua Wines & Kitchen for lunch or a special dinner.

 
 
 
ARROWTOWN BAKERY   1 Buckingham St, Arrowtown   Visit the famous Arrowtown Bakery (get in early to avoid the queues).

ARROWTOWN BAKERY
1 Buckingham St, Arrowtown

Visit the famous Arrowtown Bakery (get in early to avoid the queues).

MT DIFFICULTY WINERY   73 Felton Rd, Bannockburn   Stop in for some wine tasting and take in the magical views of Bannockburn's dramatic rugged rock and thyme landscape

MT DIFFICULTY WINERY
73 Felton Rd, Bannockburn

Stop in for some wine tasting and take in the magical views of Bannockburn's dramatic rugged rock and thyme landscape

GIBBSTON VALLEY WINERY   1820 State Highway 6, Gibbston   Daily wine cave and tasting tours

GIBBSTON VALLEY WINERY
1820 State Highway 6, Gibbston

Daily wine cave and tasting tours