Westport New Zealand tourism and travel - Historic Reefton

The Historic Town of Reefton

Historic Reefton The town of Reefton owes its origins to the discovery of extensive gold bearing quartz reefs last century. With mining came technology and innovation. In August 1888, Reefton turned on electric street lighting before any other town in the Southern Hemisphere - indeed even before the fashionable suburbs of London and New York.

Reefton is a living, working heritage town with extensive historical sites and buildings. It is surrounded by the magnificent Victoria Conservation Park which offers a range of unique experiences including outdoor adventure and historical trails amongst its wild, rugged granite mountains, luxuriant beech forest and abundant birdlife - a recreational and sporting paradise.



Reef Cottage Bed and BreakfastReef Cottage Bed and Breakfast - Bed and Breakfast.

Situated in Reefton, on the Main Street in the centre of town, Reef Cottage Bed and Breakfast features a cafe next door...

7-Day South Island Photography Tour from Queenstown to Nelson7-Day South Island Photography Tour from Queenstown to Nelson - Photography Tour - Christchurch. Starting from $3880.00 per person.

Join top New Zealand photographers Richard Young and Shaun Barnett on this exceptional 7-day photography tour of the...

 

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