This extensive track system starts at the Murray's Creek Carpark in Black's Point, 2km East of Reefton on the Lewis Pass highway. Access can also be gained from the Lankeys Creek and the Waitahu Valley. The round trip takes five hours and encompasses the Inglewood and Ajax gold mines, Chandlers open-cast coal pit and the site of Cement Town. Relics include mine shafts, a steam winch, boilers and a stamping battery. Walked anticlockwise the track climbs gradually, but descends quite steeply from the Ajax site to rejoin the main track.
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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.