Travel Budget for Arrowtown

Otago, New Zealand

How much does it cost to travel to Arrowtown?

How much money will you need for your trip to Arrowtown? You should plan to spend around NZ$154 ($96) per day on your vacation in Arrowtown, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, NZ$41 ($25) on meals for one day and NZ$37 ($23) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Arrowtown for a couple is NZ$181 ($113). So, a trip to Arrowtown for two people for one week costs on average NZ$2,157 ($1,348). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Arrowtown for one week usually costs around NZ$1,079 for one person. So, a trip to Arrowtown for two people costs around NZ$2,157 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs NZ$4,314 in Arrowtown. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Arrowtown can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Arrowtown? How much money do I need for Arrowtown?

How much does a trip to Arrowtown cost? Is Arrowtown expensive? The average Arrowtown trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Arrowtown prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Arrowtown
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Arrowtown is NZ$90. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Arrowtown is NZ$181.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotels in Arrowtown

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Transportation Budget in Arrowtown
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Arrowtown is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent NZ$37 per person, per day, on local transportation in Arrowtown.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Arrowtown
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Rental Cars in Arrowtown
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Food Budget in Arrowtown
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  • While meal prices in Arrowtown can vary, the average cost of food in Arrowtown is NZ$41 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Arrowtown should cost around NZ$16 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Arrowtown is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Arrowtown
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  • Entertainment and activities in Arrowtown typically cost an average of NZ$20 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Arrowtown
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  • The average person spends about NZ$18 on alcoholic beverages in Arrowtown per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Arrowtown On a Budget
Arrowtown Arrowtown, New Zealand
Historically, Arrowtown is an old gold mining town that is located on the South Island of New Zealand. The town was established during the Otago gold rush of 1862. It is very close to Queenstown, which is a very popular destination among travelers, and it is definitely worth visiting if you are in the Otago region of New Zealand. It is a very tiny town, with a population of just over 2,000 people. The town has a lot of character and history and is a perfect place to go if you wish to get out of the touristy areas like Queenstown.
Arrowtown is a settlement that sits on the Arrow River, which is where early pioneers mined for gold back in the 1800's. This river is beautiful to walk along, have lunch next to, or admire from above. There is also a Chinese settlement on the river that was built back in 1868 by the Chinese miners. The shelters have since been restored and is a great place to see to give you an idea of what the town was like during the mining days.

There is a small museum in town, The Lakes District Museum, which is on Buckingham Street (the main street). This museum has exhibits portraying early Maori life, what the gold rush days were like, and some of the hardships the early pioneers faced.
Arrowtown is located off highway 6, about twenty kilometers from Queenstown. Queenstown is a very popular place to visit in New Zealand and has been called by some, the adventure capital of the world. Coronet Ski Field is also nearby Arrowtown, just seven kilometers west. Dunedin is a larger city southeast of Arrowtown, as well as Gore, which is known as the fly-fishing capital of New Zealand.

While visiting Arrowtown, you will most likely be engaging in outdoor activities. There are some great hiking trails in and around the town. Tobin's Track brings you up a large hill where you can look out onto the lush green landscapes of Arrowtown and its surroundings. Big Hill and Sawpit Gully are also great hikes. If you are a cyclist, Queenstown Cycle Tours offer a great day trip cycling event from Arrowtown to Queenstown (or vice versa). The best part about this tour is that you get to stop off at vineyards and taste the delicious wine of New Zealand! Another opportunity for cyclists is mountain biking in Macetown, which is an old mining village nearby with withering remains from the 1800's.

Although it is not likely to find any gold in the Arrow River, you can still have a go at gold panning on the river. You can buy or rent pans from the museum. Another popular activity on the river is fishing, there are places on the main street to rent fishing gear from.

April and May are great months to visit Arrowtown, as this is when the trees start to bloom and really bring the town to life with color. If you happen to be there the last week of April, there is a festival in town that celebrates the beauty of the changing of seasons.
Food and Dining
Although Arrowtown is a very small, there are quite a few diverse restaurants in the area to dine at. Agave is a Mexican restaurant in town that has tasty food. Mexican food is hard to come across in New Zealand, so if you are craving it then Arrowtown is definitely a great place to find it. Arrow Thai Food serves authentic Thai cuisine, with a BYO option. A lot of Asian restaurants in New Zealand offer the option to bring your own wine or beer to dinner and charge you only a corking fee of about $5. There is a French restaurant on the main street called Bonjour, it is a great place to sit and have lunch or dinner outside on the main street during the summer months. If you are looking for something more upscale, Postmasters is the place to go. For dessert, Patagonia Chocolates has an array of delicious chocolate and ice cream to choose from.

Arrowtown is about seven kilometers off highway 6, so it is very easy to reach if you plan on renting a car. There is a great company in New Zealand called Jucy and you can rent everything from small cars to camper vans through them at affordable costs.

There are buses that run from Queenstown to Arrowtown daily through a company called Connectabus. It is probably easiest to reach Arrowtown from Queenstown as not many buses run to Arrowtown from the other surrounding cities. Once in Arrowtown, you can easily get around on foot, as it is such a small town.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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