We are currently closed and about to undergo a major transformation. We are constructing a new building behind the Historic Dudley’s Cottage to house a new café. Our gift shop and gold panning activity are also affected by the construction activity and will not be open until the middle of next year (2020). We apologise for the inconvenience and hope to welcome you into our new premises as soon as possible.

Welcome to the heart of the Central Otago Goldrush right here in Arrowtown NZ.


Relax in the beautiful gardens surrounding historic Dudley's Cottage with a coffee while the kids try their hand at gold panning. Or have a go finding your fortune yourself! Finding gold guaranteed. Dudley's Cottage (c.1880) is situated next to the Chinese Village and Butlers Green in Arrowtown only 15 minutes from Queenstown and offers a one of a kind insight into times gone by. Open 9am to 5pm daily.

The contemporary New Zealand Design & Gift Store inside features unique products that are all firmly designed or made in New Zealand. We have an extensive collection of high quality New Zealand designer jewellery. Other products include artwork, homewares, beauty, artisan creations and quality food products.


The cafe onsite is open serves Cafe L'Affare coffee, T Leaf Tea and a range of food and snacks, including our real deal whitebait fritters, famous chinese dumplings and freshly baked scones, cakes and slices.


We look forward to welcoming you to 'Dudleys'!

The team at  Dudleys Cottage





4 Buckingham Street

Arrowtown 9302

Central Otago

New Zealand

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