How to drive from Queenstown to Arrowtoen

Embark on a short trip from the mesmerizing alpine resort of Queenstown to reach the beautiful village of Arrowtown. On the way drive past lovely rivers, charming lakes and imposing snow-capped mountains. You will surely love the interesting journey between these amazing towns.

Queenstown to Arrowtown
 22 km (14 miles)
Approximately 0.25 hours
Road Conditions: State Highway – Arterial Roads

Queenstown is a colourful and vibrant city offering natural beauty in plenty. Its picturesque sceneries will leave you gape in awe! It is aptly called the adventure capital of New Zealand. Adventure lovers can enjoy thrilling adventure activities like river surfing, rafting, jet boating, bungy jumping, horse trekking, skiing, paragliding and much more. At the same time it is a perfect place to experience luxury through its world-class wine and food, spa therapies and royal game of golf. And you can enjoy all such luxury against the backdrop of stunning Wakatipulake and Remarkables Mountain Ranges.

Arrowtown is not so far away from Queentown and it is just a drive of 0.25 hours. You can choose from two routes depending on how much time you have.The slightly longer one is more scenic and on this route you pass through the historic Shotover Bridge (enjoy a boat ride here) and Arthur’s Point. On the other hand the shorter route is quite conventional. On this route you will drive past Lake Hayes and the airport.

Arrowtown is a fascinating attraction of New Zealand stepped in rich history. It was a gold mining town with rich history.Ideally located on the banks of the Arrow River, this town boasts of several wonderful attractions such as Lakes District Museum, Chinese miners’ settlement, welcoming cafes, horse trekking and gold panning. Drive through Arrowtownin autumn (Fall) season for breath-taking experience. You will find a gorgeous mix of reds, oranges and gold line the streets. Carry your lunch and enjoy it at the Arrow River.