Lakes District Post Office

Post Office - History

  • Post Office Phone Number (03) 442 1885

  • Location:
    52 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302
  • Fax: (64) 3 442 1885
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 4.30pm.
  • Mail Closes: 2:00pm for all mail including Fastpost and courier.

Arrowtown’s iconic Post and Telegraph Office was built in 1915 after the original building was destroyed by fire. The site has been the communication hub of Arrowtown since the discovery of gold in 1862.

After the viability of the postal services in Arrowtown was threatened in 1991, the Lakes District Museum took over the running of the postal agency. Recognising the significance of the building and importance of retaining postal services in the village, the Museum, with strong community support, purchased the building in 1995.

The survival of the post services in Arrowtown depend on the wonderful community businesses who support us, along with all our dedicated locals.

Edwardian Pillar Box

Our picturesque Edwardian Pillar Box was relocated here from Ythan Street, Invercargill in 1988.

Arrowtown Post Office Market Day Fundraiser

Each year, shortly after Christmas day, a market day is held on the Library Green to raise funds for the on-going maintenance of this heritage building. If you would like more information about becoming a stall holder at the market day there is an application form here:


The Market Day is a vibrant, busy day that attracts thousands of people every year. All funds raised go directly towards the maintenance of the Post Office building.