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Bottled Lightning Powerhouse Walk

  • Distance:40 minutes

A forty minute loop walk starting from the Reefton Visitor Centre. It starts on Broadway heading out of town towards Black's Point to a swingbridge over the Inanagahua River which gives access to the powerhouse site. It was that New Zealand's first public supply of electricity was generated in 1888. You then return to town by Rosstown Road and across the main highway bridge back into Reefton. Although the remains at the powerhouse site are very run down now there is currently a working party who are underway with plans to hopefully have the powerhouse up and running (or in a semi original state) in 2012.

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