Chinese Settlement, Arrowtown

This historic Arrowtown settlement is partially restored as a tribute to the early Chinese gold miners.

Chinese Settlement, Arrowtown

On the edge of Arrowtown, situated on the banks of Bush Creek, this historic settlement takes visitors back to the late 1800s.

Subjected to significant racism, the Chinese diggers that settled here we’re shunned to the fringes of the European settlements and lived in isolated gullies close to their mining claims.

Walking around this restored settlement you get a feel for the life the Chinese miners had, with the signage telling their story along the way.