In route between Rotorua (Air New Zealand with a plane change in Christchurch. Which actually turned out to be a flight number change, a crew change and the same plane….)
and Queenstown we made a most interesting stop. Arrowtown was home to (if I am remembering correctly) to the New Zealand goldrush.
today it is a tourist town notable for quaint shops, a good museum book store and a reconstructed Chinatown. Funny thing, just like many of the other English speaking countries – the Chinese were good enough to be imported for laborers, but not to live next door. Standing in the center inside of any of these huts – you can touch all the walls and your head will brush the ceiling. The huts were constructed by the workers from whatever they happened to have available.
On our way again
arriving late enough to see the lake after the sun went down on our walk back from dinner