After traveling down the Zig Zag – a well-named stretch of switchbacks along the Crown Range Road – you arrive in Arrowtown. This small town of 2,200 people was born during the Otago gold rush and still has charming heritage buildings along Buckingham Street. An example is the Post and Telegraph Building. Constructed in 1862, this replacement was built in 1915 after the original was consumed by fire. The village offers shopping in quaint boutiques, a 19th century Chinese settlement, trails into the countryside, mountains and along the Arrow River plus three golf courses in the summer and skiing in the winter.