This track is rated by many as one of the most enjoyable hardcore rides in the country. Allow 4-6 hours (20km return - Grade 5) to bike up and then down. Or catch a helicopter up and just do the downhill (lasts for about an hour for those experienced riders! Allow longer if your not so speedy!). Kirwans Hill has a DOC hut on it so overnighting is an option too.
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Getting Here Reefton is centrally located at the hub of state highway access into the Coast, north from Murchison, Nelson and Blenheim and east from Christchurch.
Our History The town of Reefton was established in 1870 and was immediately a prosperous place. In August 1888, it became the first place in New Zealand to have a public supply of electricity, even before London or New York.