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Consider Reefton for your next family adventure!

Reefton provides many activities and places of interest for families who want to spend a holiday here. There are plenty of things to do for families in Reefton. Enjoy nature through established and easy walking tracks the whole family can enjoy!

You can also learn about history through the remnants of the gold rush era or go mountain biking to get scenic views of the surroundings.

Biking Activities

Families that are into sports will love Reefton; the town has many trails to go biking on. One of the more popular things to do while here is bike up the Lookout Track; this has a steady incline that gets visitors to the tower. Once there, park your bikes and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding environment.

You and your family also have the option to go up by foot. After enjoying the view, head back down through the Zigzag Track for a bit of a challenge through the rough descent before returning to town.

Another biking trip to consider adding to your itinerary is the Big River. This area is famous for the remnants of the mining and gold rush epoch of Reefton. You only have a handful of option to access the area; one of them includes riding a mountain bike. When you get to this destination, you get to see a poppet head, a steam winding engine and water races, all of which are remains of the days gone by. Other than these historical sites, you get a view of the spectacular mountain ranges.

Another biking trip to consider adding to your itinerary is the Big River. This area is famous for the remnants of the mining and gold rush epoch of Reefton. You only have a handful of option to access the area; one of them includes riding a mountain bike. When you get to this destination, you get to see a poppet head, a steam winding engine and water races, all of which are remains of the days gone by. Other than these historical sites, you get a view of the spectacular mountain ranges.

Natural and Historical Walks 

For families who enjoy nature and history, Reefton has a few walks that may interest you. The town has a handful of historical building that date back more than a century ago, grab a map at the Visitor Centre and explore these on your own. The Tawhai Walk is a recommended activity because it is easy, takes only ten minutes; you will walk through a scenic beech forest and may even encounter a native bird or two during the trip. 

Reefton is definitely the place for family-friendly fun.

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