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HoursMonday to Friday: 9am-4:30pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 10am-2pm

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Learn how the Reefton folk helped New Zealand grow as a nation by experiencing the lives of the prospectors, miners and families who flocked to Reefton in the 1870 gold rush

Spend the morning...

We invite you to walk around Reeftons historic buildings and sites, stopping en route at The Bearded Miners for a cup of special Billy Tea. This leaves the afternoon to explore the Blacks Point Museum and have access to an extensive collection of memorabilia including a Stamper Battery used to crush rock and extract gold. 

Have a bite to eat…

So you're in Reefton ready to soak up the heritage – best not to do it on an empty stomach!  Follow your nose down the main street, and pop into one of Reeftons delicious cafes. 

Take a stroll...

Head on down to the Reefton Visitor Centre and wander through the Quartzopolis Mine exhibit. From there you can begin the Bottled Lighting Powerhouse Walk which takes you past the site of the old Powerhouse where NZ's first public supply of electricity was generated in 1888.

Nov 17 - May 31

ShantyTown Heritage Park

Summer Hours from Friday 17th November 2023 Monday to Sunday 9am - 4pm Our Cafe is open daily from 9.30am - 3pm The train runs daily at 10.45am, 11.45am, 1.15pm, 2.15pm & 3.15pm.

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Mar 06 - May 01

Reefton Men's Group

We meet at 6.30pm in the Vision Church Rooms. Check us out, there is no obligation to join! Dates: Weds 6th & 20th March, 3rd & 17th April and 1st May. To confirm, call Hardy 0212 132 299 or for further information.

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Mar 10 - 11

Team Teal - WEAR TEAL & WIN!

We want to cover the whole of Reefton Raceway in teal to celebrate the Teal Pants Campaign for 2024. All you have to do is wear something teal coloured to the Reefton Trotting Club meeting on SUNDAY, MARCH 10th.

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Mar 15

Bikes and Brews

Finding Balance - Mountain Bike Film, Short Jaw Brewing - Talk and Tasting, Nina Stupples - Bike and Iditarod. Friday 15 March 2024 6pm, Dawson's Hotel Reefton. LIMITED SPACES - Get your FREE ticket at

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Mar 26

Reefton Reader's Book Club

This March our book is the first in a series that has now been adapted for Apple TV starring Gary Oldman: SLOW HORSES by Mick Herron Available as an audiobook, digital book, ebook, to buy, or to borrow from the Library!

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