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ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS IN REEFTON

Rugged native scenery, a rich and well preserved heritage, a tourism hub and a natural adventure playground at its doorstep.
Reefton is a place for everyone to enjoy - be it for a day, over night, a week or a place to call home.

Fishing

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Reefton is known all round the world for its fantastic fresh water fishing . . .

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Gold panning

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Got gold rush fever? While at Reefton why not try your hand at gold panning . . .

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Golf

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The Reefton area is home to three fantastic and unique golf courses...

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Hunting

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Hunt Red and Fallow deer, pigs and chaomis in the scenic Reefton area. . .

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Kayaking

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Close to Reefton, are many amazing river journeys suitable for kayakers of all ability.

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Mountain biking

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Great variety of mountain bike tracks to suit all levels of experience.

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Quartzopolis

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Choose from the 10 exciting Quartzopolis Expeditions

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Rafting tours

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Join us for a day or two on the river and experience a hidden gem

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Roller park

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Reefton's own roller park is widely considered one of the best in New Zealand

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Swimming pool

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Reefton Swimming Pool, Indoor, heated, four lane, 30m long swimming pool open to the public

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The goldfields journeys

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Reefton's best walks brought together in an amazing multi-day track...

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Walks and tramps

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Reefton has a great variety of short, day and overnight walks/tramps . . .

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Black's Point museum

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The musuem offers an insight into the rich history of the historic township, home to the Golden Fleece Stamper Battery

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Heritage tours

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Join us for a morning’s stroll through the streets of Reefton and historic buildings to delve into Reefton’s rich heritage

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The Bearded Miners

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The 1860s replica of a miners hut gives insight into a pioneering miners life in the 19th century. Have a cup of billy tea with the Bearded Miners.

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Alborns and Big Cousin

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The small time family coal mine ‘Alborns’, rusts quietly in time as the big cousin Oceana Gold is busy about its business.

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Finding the Golden Lead

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Deep, deep in Deep Creek, is the elusive Golden Lead Battery. Why go there? “Because it is there”, no other reason...

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Reefton and the Goldfields of Quartzopolis

reeftonmapThe Goldfields of Quartzopolis. In this corner of the Victoria Forest Park amongst the remarkable heritage of quartz mining, you will find this rich wilderness playground.

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Reefton's Quartzopolis Mountain Bike Challenge

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For more information about Reefton tracks and mountain biking please visit quartzopolis.co.nz

Facebook:www.facebook.com/ReeftonsQuartzopolisMountainBikeChallenge/

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Straight to the Point of Gold

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Make a perfect day of it at the quirk-essential cottage town of Blacks Point and visit the gold battery and Blacks Point museum.

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The Clematis Devil

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Our first choice adventure mountain bike expedition is down the Devils Tail to Clematis Suspension Bridge...

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The Greatest Skatepark in History

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If you judge a town by the size of its skate park, then Reefton is LA. Your kids will not be disappointed...

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The Hidden Bohemian

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Waiuta is a perfect park like setting for kids and the grand parents. Wide open views, exotic trees and quaint historic cottages...

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The Maiden 4WD Voyage

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The Waitahu Valley, with its granite bouldered river and 4WD road, is an idyllic experimental expedition...

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The Rich Pools of Inangahua

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Be immersed in a freshwater swimming hole, then take your time crossing a glorious swing bridge...

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Big River

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25 km south of Reefton, at an altitude of 670m, you can easily spend a full day exploring remnants of the old township

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Black's Point

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An historic gold mining township 2 km east of Reefton on the Lewis Pass, home to the musuem and Golden Fleece Stamper Battery

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Lewis Pass National Reserve

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Lewis Pass has a great variety of short, day and overnight walks/tramps . . .

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Victoria Conservation Park

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New Zealand's largest conservation park covering a vast area of 180,000 ha of forest

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Waiuta

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Waiuta, the town at the top of the West Coast's richest gold mine, grew from the region's last great gold discovery made back in 1905

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Waiuta

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Big River

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Museum

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Living History

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Heritage tours

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Reefton Cinema

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