Reefton is a small town in the West Coast region of New Zealand. It sits some 80 km northeast of Greymouth, in the Inangahua River valley.

The extensive gold-bearing quartz reefs discovered here in the late 1860s gave the town its name. And Reefton has a great deal of historic charm. Find out about gold mining and walk the heritage trail around the town.

Reefton calls itself ‘the town of light’, because it turned on electric street lighting in 1888. This was before any other town in the southern hemisphere.

The Victoria Conservation Park, which surrounds Reefton, has a network of walking tracks, and the area is also world renowned for it’s fantastic fresh water fishing.