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Dudley's Cottage Arrowtown

4 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-409 8162
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Very poor

We travelled from Wanaka to Arrowtown to have lunch and do some gold panning here. Despite their... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
GeorgieHL
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Wellington
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Gold Panning - lots of fun

The kids wanted to try gold panning and Dudleys Cottage give short lessons on this. The kids had a... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
BarbWire73
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New Zealand
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Relax in the beautiful gardens surrounding historic Dudley's Cottage in Arrowtown just 15 minutes drive from Queenstown, enjoying a coffee while the kids try their hand at gold panning. Or have a go finding your fortune yourself! Dudley's Cottage (c.1880) Is situated next to the Chinese Village and Butlers Green in Arrowtown and offers a one of a kind insight into times gone by. A guaranteed find of gold with expert panning tuition, cafe, icecreams, 4WD tours up the Arrow River, Central Otago gifts, gold jewellery and other New Zealand quality products. Gold panning equipment is also available for hire or purchase if you catch 'gold fever'! A must-do attraction in Arrowtown. Open over summer from September to May, 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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+64 3-409 8162
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We travelled from Wanaka to Arrowtown to have lunch and do some gold panning here. Despite their website saying they were open 9 - 5pm they were ‘closed for nsintenance’ See you in August. Very poor - put a note on your website if you’re...More

Thank GeorgieHL
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KiwiEm01, General Manager at Dudley's Cottage Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Unfortunately this is an incorrect review as it is clearly stated on our welcome page on our website that we are currently closed. As you did not even do the activity it is perhaps unfair to leave a 1 star rating. We are very sorry...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

The kids wanted to try gold panning and Dudleys Cottage give short lessons on this. The kids had a great time and even found flecks of gold which they got to take home in a small vial. The lady teaching them the art of gold...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I LOVE sitting in the garden at Dudley’s cottage. It is relaxed, you can take your dog there and the coffee is consistently excellent. Today I tried the whitebait pattie. OMG the best I’ve had in a long time. So good. Thank you Ali and...More

1  Thank Jenny M
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

So there are 2 listings for Dudley's Cottage (next to the historic Chinese settlement) in Arrowtown. This listing, being under 'activity' should be for the shop. As you enter the cottage you step straight in to the shop. It has some interesting items, and the...More

Thank Gavin H
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We chose this cafe due to its reviews and we were very pleased we had. Arrowtown is full of places to eat, none of which look particularly inspiring, but Dudley’s is a breath of fresh air. It is just off the main drag, down by...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We wondered in to a wonderfully friendly welcome from people who were genuinely interested in us. As it was closing time we didn’t expect to be able to eat...how wrong we were. We had a drink and a snack which was delicious and then had...More

Thank Kohinoor12
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This quait little cottage was a pleasure to visit. Did not take part in Gold Panning but visited mainly for Coffee and Scones. Lovely setting Great coffee and wonderful scones all at a reasonable price. Service was very good and staff pleasant. This is one...More

Thank dennisp859
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Absolutely adored Dudley's Cottage, would have to be the best date scones and coffee I have ever had. They also have a Gold Panning experience there for the kids and adults, but for me on a cold winters morning beautiful coffee and scones was heaven....More

Thank skees
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We can highly recommend this quaint little cafe. Our two kids 4and 5 years had a go at gold panning with their experienced staff ... The certificate was a nice touch too ! We also went to the Chinese village which is really worth it....More

Thank joeygould
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Visited Dudleys and was pleasantly surprised to find "Gold Panning Lessons" available. Booked in my 10 year old nephew. He was so excited and was very attentive throughout the lesson. He was so happy to "find" gold during his lesson. The instructor was very good...More

Thank Carolyn S
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18 December 2017|
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Maybe 5 minuets. They rush you along.
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