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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 and see the Globe Gold mine – 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 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.

00 - Sep 04

Westports Own Wearable Arts

BT Mining - Earthworks of Creations Saturday 4th September 2021 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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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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Jul 03

Reeftons Vehicle Display

Reefton's Vehicle Display: At Reefton Camping Ground. Saturday 3rd July at 11am - 3pm Open to all vehicles, utes, bikes, classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars. Gold Coin Donation to Reefton St Johns

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Jul 09 - 10

Waiuta School Reunion & 70 Year Remembrance Day

Any family members attend the school up to 1951 at Waiuta? Interested in attending the reunion? Contact: Peter Ewen 03 762 7859 or [email protected] For the 70th Remembrance Day Contact: 027 237 0794 or [email protected]

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Aug 07

Resilience Ultra Marathon

Resilience Ultra Marathon: 7th August 2021 10km, 33km and 62km Courses for further details

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