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The journey to Manapouri

A quick visit to Arrowtown

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Today we left Queenstown and headed to Manapouri, our next 2 night stop. On our way over we stopped at Arrowtown. It was much cuter than I thought and I enjoyed our two hour trip around. We visited the old Gaol and then saw a pretty church. Plus, we also bought ourselves some sweets from an old fashioned sweet shop.
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Walking up the the war memorial gave us some lovely views too.
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At the edge of Arrowtown are the restored huts of an old Chinese settlement. In the 1870s Chinese gold-miners came to the area and were made to live in small huts on the edge of town. It was interesting to learn about a different side to Arrowtown, which was fairly prosperous at the time, and there were lots of information points that painted a clear picture.
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A few photos from the drive:
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Finally we got to Manapouri where we are staying for our trip to Miford Sound tomorrow!!!

Posted by pkaplicz 23:02 Archived in New Zealand Tagged arrowtown

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