Quartzopolis

  • Lush beech forest
  • Beautiful birdsong
  • Incredible history
  • Winding tracks and tramways
  • A golden journey into Quartzopolis

reeftonmapStretch your imagination & prepare your senses. Welcome to the 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.

From the central hub of Reefton the adventure spreads out from your door step. Through a shared effort, the Reefton community and the Department of Conservation have developed what we believe are the 10 best expeditions into these goldfields.

From the lucrative old gold mines of Waiuta to the current Oceana Globe mine, Reefton has been and still is, all about gold.  The gold comes from a band of rock, known as a ‘quartz reef”, that runs through the area.  The gold is gained by crushing up the quartz rock, then using chemistry to separate the crushed rock and gold. Reef + town =Reefton & Quartz + metropolis= Quartzopolis 

Below you will find 10 expeditions to try around Reefton, best of all - they are all free!
Walking & Tramping | Mountain Biking | 4WD | Birds & Trees | Gold History

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Victoria Park

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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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