Panning for Gold at Arrowtown

Just a few hundred metres into Bush Creek Reserve from Arrowtown’s main street is the Arrow River. This photograph is looking south down the river towards the town centre but the trees make it seem like I was in the middle of nowhere. This area is famous for gold. Along the banks of the river you can see two couples of tourists panning for gold. In the mid 19th century there was a rush of Chinese people to the area seeking riches from the water.

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