Reefton, the West Coasts only inland town is nestled in the Inangahua River Valley, between the rugged and spectacular Victoria & Paparoa ranges. A central hub of State Highways, with SH69 running north through the town - connecting to SH6, and SH7 passing through the southern end of Reefton. East West Coaches provides Westport to Christchurch return travel via Reefton 6 days a week. Private charters and tour bus operators are also available for travel to and from the historic town.
Reefton is the perfect place to base yourself with short drive times to the following South Island hot spots:
Hanmer Springs - 2 hours
Relax in the thermal pools and spas while enjoying the breathtaking views.
Christchurch - 3.5 hours
Explore the South Islands largest city known for its English heritage.
Westport - 1 hour
Uncover the history of New Zealand's coal mining, still part of the community today.
Oparara Arches, Karamea - 3 hours
See the home of the extinct Moa bird and limestone archways.
Punakaiki - 1.5 hours
Discover the world famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes.
Greymouth - 1 hour
Indulge in the local flavours at Monteith's Brewing Company.
Hokitika - 1.5 hours
Visit the area known for it's Jade and Pounamu (Greenstone). Take a drive out to the beautiful Hokitika Gorge.
Glacier Country - 3.25 hours
View the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier descending into temperate rainforest. Book a Heli-hike through the Reefton Visitor Centre.
Queenstown - 8 hours
Unleash in the adventure capital of New Zealand or enjoy a glass of award winning wine.