On day 8, we visited Arrowtown, a preserved gold mining settlement. Lots of quaint shops with things to see and buy!
In the mid 1800s, Chinese workers were invited to work in the Arrowtown mines. Their homes were very simple huts they built near the river.
In the afternoon, we went to the Kiwi Birdlife Park, where we sketched kiwis and saw other birdlife. The kiwi show had red lighting, which is the only way to view these birds.
After the park, there was a mountain range, the Remarkables, in view to sketch.
I really liked the Platinum villas we stayed at, with amazing views from our balconies.