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Sat: 10:00 am - 3:00pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 2:00pm

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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, 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.

00 - Aug 06

Westports Own Wearable Arts

BT Mining - Earthworks of Creations Note: This has been postponed until Saturday 6th August 2022 at 7pm at NBS Theatre Westport Get Creating Now! Entry Forms available from the Reefton Visitor Centre.

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Staying Safe: a refresher course for older drivers

Staying Safe: a refresher course for older drivers NOTE: Change of date to be advised.... at the Reefton Visitor Centre for a FREE classroom-based course. A light lunch is provided. RSVP to Wendy Fox 03 331 7808

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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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May 25

Arts On Tour NZ Presents - Albi & the Wolves

"They carry the folk label but this is folk that someone has tinkered with under the bonnet" Performing at The Reefton Club Wednesday 25th May 2022 at 7.00pm Adults $20, Students $10, Family $50 Door Sales or Phone 03 732 8542

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Jun 10 - 00

Big Bike Film Night

The world's best cycling short films together for our audiences for one night. An absolutely breath-taking range of short cycling films - great reminder of why we love to ride our bike that celebrate the fun, adventure, and inspiration.

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Jul 02

Reefton Vehicle Display

Reefton Vehicle Display Saturday 2nd July 10am - 2pm at Reefton Camp Ground. Open to all vehicles, utes, bikes, classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars. Gold Coin Donation proceeds to Reefton St Johns

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