Attractions

Museum in Reefton

Blacks Point Museum

Housed in an old church 2km east of Reefton on the Christchurch road, this museum is crammed with prospecting paraphernalia. Just up the driveway is the still-functional Golden Fleece Battery, used for crushing gold…
Historic Building in Reefton

Bearded Mining Company

Looking like a ZZ Top tribute band, the fellas hangin' at this high-street mining hut are champing at the bit to rollick your socks off with tales tall and true. If you're lucky, you'll get a cuppa from the billy.
Historic Site in Reefton

Golden Fleece Battery

Up the driveway from Blacks Point Museum is the still-functional Golden Fleece Battery, used for crushing gold-flecked quartz.
Historic Site in Reefton

Waiuta

A once-burgeoning gold town abandoned in 1951 after the mineshaft collapsed, remote Waiuta is one of the West Coast's most famous ghost towns, complete with a big old rusty boiler, an overgrown swimming pool, strand…