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Activities & Attractions: You're Never Short of Things to Do in Reefton

There's much to see and do in Reefton. Sit back and enjoy the inspiring natural landscape. Dip your toes in history and heritage or dive right in for a day of adventure.

Let our little town surprise you with everything we have on offer such as relaxed walks and challenging hikes, adrenaline-pumping mountain bike adventures, kayaking and rafting tours, a day in the outdoors fishing and hunting or enjoy the novelty of gold panning.

We have a range of activities suitable for all ages. Experience the West Coast in all its glory – whether you’re in the powerful river or you’re traversing the unique terrain by bike or by tramping. We have experienced guides who can help you truly enjoy your activity of choice.

Delve into Reefton’s golden heritage by visiting the gold-bearing quartz reefs, explore historic buildings from the 1800’s, watch a working stamper battery ram the earth to extract gold. The people of Reefton are passionate about celebrating our pioneers and understanding our 150-year history – and we won’t miss an opportunity to share this with anyone! 

You can spend the day learning about how miners lived and worked in the days of yore. A stroll through the local museums, historic sites and memorabilia and relic collections would give you a good idea of why we’re so proud of our past and where Reefton is headed in the future.

You can also simply enjoy the grandeur of nature with New Zealand’s largest conservation park,Victoria Conservation park covering an area of 180,000 hectares of forest. Explore Lewis Pass National Reserve which has a nature walk that leads you through an alpine wetland with stunning views of Gloriana Peak and the Spenser Mountains or enter the beech forest and tramp to the open tussock tops.

No matter your travel taste or style, there’s always something for you to do at Reefton.

Walks & Hikes

Reefton has plenty to offer those who want to discover and explore this area of the West Coast. The town has a variety of walks for those interested in history and nature. Victoria Conservation Park offers plenty of tramping opportunities for all.

Mountain Biking

Bring your bike on your next visit to Reefton and explore the town and its surrounds through accessible trails and tracks. Ride through beautiful landscapes weaving through the beech forest and historic goldfields.

Rafting tours


Gold panning

While in Reefton try your hand at gold panning!

Fishing and Hunting

Where ever you choose to fish there is a good chance you will be the only angler on the riverbed.


You can find Reefton's very own Digital Cinema on the corner of Smith & Shiel Street.

Heated Swimming Pool

Take a dip in the balmy 28 degree water here at Reefton Swimming Pool.

Skate Park

Reefton's own world class roller park

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