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In recent years as central Queenstown has become busier the precincts on the edge of the town have become attractive bases for a Queenstown vacation.
If you prefer the path less travelled, the neighbourhood of Arrowtown is very appealing.
Just 15 minutes from the hustle-bustle of downtown this one time gold mining settlement boasts a rich history. The town itself is lovely, reminiscent of the Cotswold's in England.
The village is very compact, so walking from your lodgings is easy. What else is there to like about this neighborhood? Well, there is a great choice of hotels, eateries, bars, brew-pub, an art-house cinema, 3 golf courses, wineries, hiking trails & arts trails.
Check out the restored Chinese Miner’s Village. Chinese migrants settled in the South Island of New Zealand during the gold rush in the late 1800s and faced considerable discrimination amongst many other injustices. In 2001, the New Zealand government formally apologised to the Chinese community for the treatment they received. The restored village is quite fascinating to visit.
The Lakes District Museum brigs the gold-mining history to life. Pick up a brochure and take a self-guided walk of the historic town features & buildings
Finally after all that exercise be sure to discover the 'Blue Door' for yourself. This hidden grotto bar is a must-do. You may find it hard to leave the Blue Door & the Arrowtown Village.