Waiuta to Big River (or Big River to Waiuta!) takes between three and half to five hours depending on your level of fitness. The track in Waiuta is sign posted from "Pro Road" and it follows an old benched pack track. Passing the Big River South Mine, water race and battery site in Sunderland Creek and other old mining sites
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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.