Founded as a gold mining town in 1872, Reefton expanded into coal mining, which continues today, and now also supports forestry, sawmilling, dairying and tourism. It is a small town, home to around 1,000 people, with plenty of heritage features. It is adjacent to the magnificent Victoria Conservation Park, in the West Coast region and as such offers great scenery, walks and fishing. Reefton was the first town in New Zealand and the Southern Hemisphere to receive electricity way back in 1888. The streets were lit by commercial electricity generated by the town's power station. more
Reefton is a popular holiday destination for those around the South Island, offering many activities including fishing, birdwatching, walking, hiking and hunting.
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Range of warm, affordable units located beside a picturesque river in a relaxing natural setting. Short stroll to the town centre with the community facilities. All units fully self-contained. Nourishing continental breakfasts available. Reefton is close to many natural attractions. A great place to leave stress behind.
Range of warm, affordable accommodation in the delightful environment of Reefton. Quiet and in a fantastic small town setting we can offer so much. Modern facilities. Restaurant with full A'La'Carte Menu or package meals available. Fishing guide and trips to superb fishing areas also offered.
Immerse yourself in the ultimate outdoor sauna and natural bathing experience and take in the views of the river and surrounding mountains in the National Park. Stay, camp or visit for the day. Winner of the 2018 Global Luxury Spa Awards for Best Luxury Mineral Springs in New Zealand and Best Luxury Eco Spa in Australasia.
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Where: Reefton Workingmens Club, Reefton, Buller
Address: 55 Bridge St, Reefton, Buller
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 14th February 2019
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 14th February 2019