Arrowtown is a small, former gold-mining town, situated in Otago region, in the South Island, New Zealand. It is only 20 min drive from Queenstown (connected through Shotover Gorge) and lies on the banks of Arrow River, one of the richest sources of gold in the 1860's.
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Scootering in Wanaka Skatepark, South Island, Otago New Zealand
The town is surrounded by the awe-inspiring Southern Alps, with spectacular mountains such as the Crown Range, Haast Pass, Roys Peak and Pisa Range and is close to Mount Aspiring National Park (World Heritage Area). Despite the mountainous scenery, the climate is considered to be continental, with fairly warm summers and temperatures that can reach up to 25°C/77°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls.
Wanaka has to offer one of the best skateparks in New Zealand. It is situated in Pembroke Park and is basically a newly built skatepark with modern design and obstacles, perfect for transition and street scootering. It has many concrete ramps, fast and relatively hard banks and hips, several medium pyramids and some of the best bowls you have ever seen!
Make your jumps and ollies off the ramps and land back on your wheels, do double-bar spins, stunning wheelies and bunny hops. Buy or take your scooter with you and get ready to perform amazing tricks up in the air!