Autumn Newsletter: It’s Autumn Festival Time!

Apr 1, 2022

Autumn Newsletter Arrowtown Lifestyle Retirement Village Queenstown min

It's Autumn Festival Time Again!

There’s always a delicious sense of wistfulness in the air as Autumn paints Arrowtown gold. Views of river, cottages and trees blend with the smell of fallen leaves and rich aromas from the local cafes to provide a sense of comfort as winter approaches. Our iconic annual event, the Arrowtown Autumn Festival celebrates all that we love about our place. This year promises to be a fantastic, action packed six days with something for everyone.

As a Gold Partner this year, the Arrowtown Lifestyle Village is thrilled to be involved in four key events, and we would love you to join us – read on for more information, and check out the full event schedule. Heartfelt thanks goes out to Catherine and the huge team of locals that make the festival such a great event.

While you are in the neighbourhood, do drop in to check out the progress with our new Lodge and find out more about developments at the village. Call Vicci on 021 442 105 or get in touch via our contact form if you would like to make a time to visit.


Arrow Ambles

From Turkish guns, to clandestine tripe washing in the water race, Arrowtown is full of the stories you would expect from a town born of gold – so much gold that a nugget was found in the gizzard of a duck on its way to the dinner table. The best way to unearth the unique tales that don’t always appear in the official guides, is to ask a local.

Tour guides Oweena, Mary, Pauline, Alan and Marco will share delightful stories, anecdotes and the odd historical rumor, providing colorful perspectives on a colorful town.

We are especially thrilled to be supporting the Arrow Ambles as Oweena and Mary are pioneer residents of the Arrowtown Lifestyle Village and wonderful community volunteers.


Free entry
Meeting place – Lakes District Museum, Buckingham Street

  • Thurs 20th at 1.30pm
  • Friday 21st at 2pm
  • Sunday 23rd at 10am
  • Sunday 23rd at 2pm
  • Monday 24th at 10am

Arrow Ambles Arrowtown Lifestyle Retirement Village in Queenstown NZ Autumn newsletter


Market Day and Festival Parade

This iconic market feature over 100 stalls with some of the best NZ made products ranging from art and crafts, jewellery and clothing to furniture and other curios.

Visit our stall with the cute vintage caravan to enter a Golf and Garden raffle as fundraising for the Arrowtown Post Office. With a prize valued at over $1,000 its worth being in to win!

We will also have a float in this year’s parade – we aim to get the best cheer from the crowd so when you see us, give it all you’ve got.


Gold Coin entry
Saturday 22nd April – 10am to 4pm
Ramshaw Lane


Buckingham Street
Saturday 22nd April – 2pm

Market Day and Festival Parade Arrowtown Lifestyle Retirement Village Autumn newsletter


Quiz Night

Test your knowledge and have fun at the same time at the Quiz Night. With some amazing prizes and a Q.U.I.Z theme (dress as any of these letters), it is sure to be a hilarious and brain stretching night.


$60 per team of 4 people
Team registration – NOW SOLD OUT
Athenaeum Hall, Buckingham Street
Doors open at 7pm for 7.30 start

Quiz Night Arrowtown Lifestyle Retirement Village in Queenstown NZ Autumn newsletter


Want to know more about what’s to come at the Village?

Register your interest to receive information on:

  • Stage 4 villas – our final site release will initially include 12 twelve beautiful villas, with more to come by the end of the year. The first homes will be completed in mid-late 2024.
  • Independent luxury apartments – planning for our 1, 2 and 3 bedroom stunning apartment precinct is underway now.

Call Vicci on 021 442 1050 to receive an expression of interest form and discuss our upcoming opportunities.




In town for the festival? Drop in to see us!

We are available for village tours and show home viewings Monday to Friday between 11am to 3pm, or by appointment outside these hours.

We are also open on Sundays from 11am to 3pm during Summer and Autumn.

Call Vicci on 021 442 105 to arrange a visit or call into the Lodge. We are also happy to mail out information packs on request.




Please note: All villas are for sale under an Occupational Rights Agreement (ORA), the most common form of title in retirement villages throughout New Zealand. Please seek independent advice from your preferred solicitor. Images may be indicative only. Plans may be subject to further design development and change.


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