Off the beaten track

Reefton will light up your life

The small town of Reefton is a place for everyone to enjoy – be it for a day or two, a week or a place to call home.

Reefton’s gold rush in the 1860s helped to establish a rich heritage. As well as being the first to have a public supply of electricity, the town was the first to switch on an electric street lighting system in the Southern Hemisphere.

Reefton is the West Coast’s only inland town located among the spectacular Paparoa and Victoria ranges. The town lies alongside the wild Inangahua River and is surrounded by the Victoria Conservation Park, which at 180,000ha, is New Zealand’s largest park.

Many of the heritage buildings have been restored and offer an insight into the past, as well as providing a range of accommodation, places to eat and shop. Teamed with all the charm and character that Reefton has to offer, you will find a range of unique activities and attractions that help to make Reefton an iconic destination.

A look back at the 28th Maori Battalion celebrations in Reefton in 2018:

Reefton will light up your life