Black's Point



Blacks Point Museum

Franklyn St, Blacks Point,
Bulller, West Coast
03 732 8391

Peter Lawn: (021) 067 3467

Reefton i-SITE Visitor Centre

67-69 Broadway, Reefton, 
Buller 7930, West Coast, NZ
0064 3 732 8391


bpmuseum Blacks Point is an historic township located just 2 km east of Reefton on the Lewis Pass Highway (SH7) towards Christchurch. It is a small settlement rich in cultural history with strong Cornish and Celtic connections dating back to the 1860s. The discovery of gold in Murray Creek, in the Blacks Point hills by the Murray brothers was the spark that set this area alight.  

With its setting alongside the Inangahua River, historic cottages, cottage gardens and meandering streets, Blacks Point is a fascinating place to visit and is the launching point for the renowned Murray Creek walking track network.

Whether you’re a history buff, a keen walker, looking for your next mountain biking adventure or just want to take in some amazing scenery there is plenty to see and do in Blacks Point.

Blacks Point is home to the amazing Blacks Point Museum, which houses thousands of exhibition items displaying the rich history of the Reefton and Inangahua area. A highlight of the museum is the Golden Fleece Stamper Battery, this beautifully maintained piece of mining memorabilia is still in working condition and brings history to life right before your eyes.

Blacks Point is the starting point to numerous walks taking you into the wild and beautiful West Coast native bush. At an easy pace you can stroll the surrounding area including the lovely miner’s cottage and cottage gardens, or along the 15 minute Golden Fleece Walk through beautiful native beech forest, teeming with birdlife including native tui and bellbirds. For the more energetic take the vigorous walk to the Energetic Mine also known as the infamous “Slaughter House”.  

For those keen mountain bikers Blacks Point, Reefton is really making a name for itself as a great location for your next adventure. The Murray’s Track;  Ajax Track – “the Machine Track”; and the Lankey Creek Tram Track all set-off from Blacks Point. For the skilled biker try the renowned Murray Creek to Waitahu Saddle – “the Devils Tail” track. This track climbs up a historic road to the Waitahu Junction then drops down a benched single track ending with technical, devilish, descent down to the Clematis suspension bridge. Ride back to Reefton via Gannons Rd and the Reefton Highway or if you still have some energy to burn head up the valley to Montgomerie Hut.

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