There is an official boil water notice for some areas of Queenstown. For specific locations and up to date advice check the QLDC website below.

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$5 - $12 NZD

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The award winning Lakes District Museum is set in the historic gold mining town of Arrowtown and presents an authentic picture of early life in the Whakatipu District.

Displays portray pre- European Maori, European settlement and the exciting goldrush era of the mid 1800's. The museum has an attached gallery showing changing art and history related exhibitions. An excellent bookshop/giftshop is also attached. The museum is Arrowtown's information and booking centre and also has an internet kiosk. Information in our research centre is available by appointment. The museum also operates the Arrowtown Post Office.

Gold pans are available for hire at the Lakes District Museum too.

Contact Us
Company: Lakes District Museum
Tel: +6434421824
Web: Visit Website

  • Physical Address

    49 Buckingham Street

    Arrowtown, 9302


    Duration Hours
    Price Information
    Opening Information
    Groups Info
    • 1.00

    • MinPrice: $5
    • MaxPrice: $12
    • Adults $12 School aged children $5 Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) $25 Seniors (aged 65+) $10 Tertiary Students (University) $10

    • Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    • Holiday hours: Closed on Christmas Day

    • Months of Operation: Jan - Dec

    • Group Info: Guided tours of the museum are available if booked in advance. Guided tours are subject to availability.

    • Group Reservation Email:

    • Group Capacity: 0