Queenstown Historical Sites – Travel Through Time in Queenstown!
Queenstown is a city that boasts a rich history. It is the city that first attracted the Maori explorers who came in search of the jade stone. After decades, in the early 1800s gold was discovered in the land and that is what brought in a great many European settlers who form the primary roots of the majority of inhabitants today.
It was the year 1865 when gold was first discovered. It was John MacGregor and Thomas Low who first discovered this jackpot in the Arrow River. Today the region of Arrowtown located in close vicinity to Queenstown is home to many historical sites. It has a proud history showcased by its many historical landmarks.
Arrowtown is a beautiful little part of New Zealand and much of its landscape is renowned as being some of the most beautiful in the world and has been utilized as filming locations in award winning movies such as ‘The Lord of the Rings’. The Lakes District Museum is one historical place to visit in the region and so is illustrious Buckingham Street. Offering a well preserved insight into the past of the area, this street is lined with many important buildings. There is plenty of information in the historical buildings directory which will give you an informative perspective into the must see historical sites in the area. If you are short on time indulge in a historical walking tour of the region and explore Queenstown’s rich and vibrant past like never before.
Arrowtown is home to plenty of other attractions that are sure to catch the fancy of anyone visiting the area. These include galleries, art studios, restaurants, cafes and pubs that add so much more to its historical significance. History enthusiasts should not miss out on visiting Lake Wakatipu, a natural historic monument that goes back over 15000 years. Right in front of the lake is Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront. A Queenstown resort
that boasts remarkable views in addition to its luxurious accommodation, it offers an ideal base from which to explore the region. It is also one of the finest Queenstown hotel accommodation
options and is within easy reach of the region’s many exciting outdoor activities.