Nestled deep in the untamed wilderness of New Zealand’s West Coast, Reefton appears as a quaint small town on the surface. But what lies beneath, is a town that has played a significant part in New Zealand’s development as a nation.
Officially established in 1870, just a few years after the discovery of gold bearing quartz reefs in the area, Reefton has a rich history defined by moments of innovation and entrepreneurship. In 1888 Reefton became the first place in the Southern Hemisphere to have a public supply of electricity.
We run a selection of small group tours most days of the year (pre-booking via our website is required).
We take inspiration from Reefton’s rich history of adventure, innovation and gold
Once a thriving centre of the New Zealand gold rush; the perfect place for making revolutionary spirits