Four Wheel Driving in Arrowtown, South Island, Otago New Zealand

Guided tours:
River crossing:
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.

It hosts many houses where immigrants from Europe and China used to live back in the era of gold-mining. Arrowtown and the surrounding area was the setting for the legendary films Lord of the Rings trilogy and X-Men Origins. It has four distinct seasons, offering great opportunities for various activities.

Grasp the opportunity to explore the legendary Arrow River in an organized four-wheel driving tour. Discover the narrow and steep road and feel the thrill while crossing the river! When you get there, the guides will show you how workers used to pan for gold 100 years ago. Don’t miss the chance of trying it by yourself. It might be your lucky day! You will also visit the Chinese Settlement, Arrowtown Gaol as well as filming locations for Lord of the Rings.

Note: Operators (based in Arrowtown and Queenstown) offer a variety of 4WD tours and will pick you up from your hotel.