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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 14

Reefton Men's Group

We meet at 6.30pm in the Vision Church Rooms. Check us out, there is no obligation to join!

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May 11 - 29

Reefton Reader's Book Club

This May, our book club read is: THE SIXTEEN TREES OF THE SOMME by Lars Mytting Available as an audiobook, digital book, ebook, to buy, or to borrow from the Library!

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May 21

Reefton Wool Day

Join us in Reefton for a day of fibre fun Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 10am - 3pm. Reefton Working Men's Club, 55 Bridge Street, Reefton 7830

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