Arthurs Point

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Arthurs Point
The suburb of Arthurs Point as viewed from the Moonlight Track.
The suburb of Arthurs Point as viewed from the Moonlight Track.
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityQueenstown
North(Mount Dewar)
EastDalefield
Southeast(Queenstown Hill)
SouthQueenstown
West(Ben Lomond)

Arthurs Point is a suburb of Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated near Queenstown Hill and Bowen Peak and is not far from central Queenstown. Another distinctive aspect for the area is that the Shotover Jet company operates jetboats on the Shotover River which passes under the Edith Cavell bridge.

History[edit]

Arthurs Point was named after Thomas Arthur who, in November 1862, discovered gold in the banks of the nearby Shotover River.[1]

Tracks[edit]

Arthurs Point has access to the moonlight track, a long walking/running track which gives access to Ben Lomond and Moke Lake. The short Oxenbridge Tunnel Track can also be accessed from near the Edith Cavell bridge and displays some of the mining history of the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tyerman, Justine (30 November 2013). "Arthurs Point: Soakers and swingers". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 8 December 2013.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°59′19″S 168°40′18″E / 44.988670°S 168.671553°E / -44.988670; 168.671553