A one hour and thirty minute loop walk beginning at a carpark 9km up Soliders Road (on the way to Big River) which is just South of Reefton off SH7. Scattered amongst old coal mine workings are means of makeshift winch equipment, including an old Leyland lorry. Other features are distinctive 'coal measure' vegetation and views of the Victoria and Paparoa Ranges. You can also see a tiny section of the new Globe Mine
Explore Reefton Further
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.