Top things to do

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.
Pub in Reefton

Wilson’s Hotel

A solid town pub pleasing all, from smokin' youth through to soup-slurping pensioners. Meat and three veg dominate the menu (mains $20 to $28), but it's all hearty and homemade. Occasional bands and DJs raise the ex…
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.
Bakery in Reefton

Broadway Tearooms & Bakery

This joint gets by far the most day-time traffic, being a civilised place for a spot of lunch, and to pick up a fresh loaf or a packet of shortbread. Middle-of-the-road meals range from egg breakfasts to a whitebait…
Historic Site in Reefton


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…
Cinema in Reefton

Reefton Cinema

Reefton has gone digital and 3D at this cutesy cinema! Tickets and enquiries at the i-SITE.