Fodor's Expert Review Lakes District Museum

Arrowtown Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

Don't leave Arrowtown without dropping in to this small but very cleverly constructed museum. It gives a great insight into the history of the area, with artifacts of the gold-rush days, and even a whole streetscape underground, complete with Victorian schoolroom, bakery, and blacksmith. There's also an information center, small bookstore, and gallery. You can even rent a pan for NZ$3 and get gold-panning tips to try your luck in the nearby Arrow River. When your patience frays and your hands go icy, keep in mind that a hobby prospector found a 10 oz nugget in this very river in 2006. (He sold it on eBay for NZ$15,000.)

Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice Family

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49 Buckingham St.
Arrowtown, Otago  9302, New Zealand

03-442–1824

www.museumqueenstown.com

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Rate Includes: NZ$8

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