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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 Reefton’s 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 your in Reefton ready to soak up the heritage and see the Globe Gold mine – best not to do it on an empty stomach aye. Follow your nose down the main street, and pop into one of Reefton's delicious cafes. 

Take a stroll...

Head on down to the Reefton i-SITE 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.

Dec 01 - Feb 29

Reefton Saturday Market

Every Saturday 9am-1pm. $10 per table, Sign up at i-Site Music to be scheduled, buskers welcome, Marquees, Tables, Chairs to be provided Advertising in regional papers, locally clarion

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Feb 01

Reefton A & P Show

The Inangahua A & P and Sport Association is a committee of volunteers that help with the A & P show every year. It is held on the first Saturday in February at the Reefton Race course

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Feb 08

Buller Gorge Marathon

NZ's most scenic marathon, starts 8th February Start time 8.30am Half, Full and walk $60.00 Relay teams $100.00 Get in quick, Accommodation available In Reefton

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Feb 22

The Old Ghost Road Ultra

The Old Ghost Ultra Marathon is run on New Zealand's longest single track located near Westport

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Feb 28

Buller Festival & Rafting Nationals

A 2-5 day festival of White water kayaking and Rafting on the Matakitaki and Buller River in Murchison

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Mar 07

Hokitika Wildfoods Festival

Whats Wild? Come along to the festival and find out

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Mar 08

Interislander Reefton Races - Trots

Enjoy a classic Kiwis day out at the races. A real family event

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Oct 24

Globe Progress - Restoration Mine Tours

x3 (2hour) tours available $20.00pp: 8.00am 10.15am 12.30pm Tour starts at Reefton Visitor Centre - travel by Unimog to the Globe Mine Bookings essential through Reefton Visitor Centre- Limited Tickets

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