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Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00pm
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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 with us, stopping en route for a cup of the Bearded Miners 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.

00 - Apr 09

Westports Own Wearable Arts

BT Mining - Earthworks of Creations Note: This has been postponed until Saturday 9th April 2022 at 7pm at NBS Theatre Westport Get Creating Now! Entry Forms available from the Reefton Visitor Centre. Entries Close 20th August 2021 at 5pm

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Reefton COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Reefton COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic - @ Reefton Community Centre 50 Shiel Street - 10am to 3pm Weds 13th Oct: Weds 27th Oct Tuesday 2nd Nov: Tues 30th Nov: Weds 1st Dec

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Mar 25 - 00

Painkiller Track Open To The Public

The Painkiller track is fully open. Although it's important, while its in excellent shape across much of the trail, there are creek/river crossings. Some rough sections require backcountry bush navigation skills to traverse around.

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Oct 18

Austen Found - Sorry Cancelled

Austen Found - The Undiscovered Musicals of Jane Austen SORRY CANCELLED

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Oct 23 - Apr 30

Reefton Saturday Market

Every Saturday 10am-2pm. $15 per space/table or $25 Miners Shed if available. Buskers welcome, Pop up shops, Food Truck, Marquees, Tables & Chairs provided. Text Princess 021 0228 5680 or Tessa 027 369 3619 [email protected]

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Dec 17 - Oct 14

Art's Whole - An Holistic Exhibition of Creativity

A Blackball art show with a difference. Submit your work of art, show it for a month. Bring your entry, ready to hang or display to the Blackball Inn on December 13th by 4pm. $200 for the winner of the "Viewers Choice". Contact: 03 7324 888

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Dec 18


Sorry Cancelled due to COVID restrictions

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Dec 30

Reefton Trots

The perfect way to enjoy the lead up to the New Year is a day spent at Interislander Summer Festival Reefton Trots.

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Jan 05

Reefton Gallops

Location : Reefton Race Course

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