A forty minute loop walk starting from the Reefton i-SITE 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.
Explore Reefton Further
Our Landscapes Be in awe of the stunning natural landscape of Reefton â€“ from majestic granite ranges and native beech forests to wild and beautiful rivers. Reefton is the perfect stopping point to launch the rest of your West Coast trip.
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.