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Bottled Lightning Powerhouse Walk

  • Distance:40 minutes

A 40 minute loop walk starting from the Reefton Visitor Centre. It starts on Broadway heading out of town towards the Inanagahua River Bridge. Cross over the bridge and head down Rosstown Road.  Follow and read the signage along the way. 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).  It was here that New Zealand's first public supply of electricity was generated back in 1888. Head on over the swingbridge that takes you over the Inanagahua River again to return into town on the main highway. 

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