Buller Canyon in Reefton New Zealand

Things to Do in Reefton

Reefton is a small town built on the foundations of a rich gold mining history and surrounded by forestry. Whether you are visiting Reefton for a holiday, passing through, or here on business, there are lots of awesome things to do in and around Reefton. 

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Bringing history to life are the Bearded Mining Company at the Miners Hut. You can sit in front of the fire, enjoy a cup of billy tea, watch pieces of iron and steel being shaped on the blacksmith forge or try your hand at gold panning where flakes of gold are ‘guaranteed’ to be found.
Reefton has plenty to offer to those who want to discover and explore this area of the West Coast. The town has a variety of walks for those interested in history and nature. Victoria Conservation Park offers plenty of tramping opportunities for all.
Bring your bike on your next visit to Reefton and explore the town and its surrounds through accessible trails and tracks. Ride through beautiful landscapes weaving through the beech forest and historic goldfields.

In the warmer months, take a dip in the balmy 28 degree water at Reefton Swimming Pool. The Reefton pool is open from October – April each year for a mixture of lane and family fun swimming.

Explore the historic Reefton Distilling Co. on a distillery tour and enjoy their premium range of gins, liqueurs and whisky, created using locally sourced native botanicals.

Join Bryan fly fishing for tout in some of Reefton’s very best fishing spots. Freshwater fishing in New Zealand is available from October 1st – April 30th. You will need to purchase a fishing licence to be able to freshwater fish in New Zealand.

For a bit of exciting adventure, try whitewater rafting on grade 3 rapids on the Grey River with Inland Adventures NZ.

Buller Gorge Swingbridge and Zip Lining

Buller Gorge Swingbride

Cross New Zealand’s longest Swingbridge on the 110m long Buller Gorge Swingbridge, suspended 171/2metres high above the mighty Buller River.


Buller Canyon Jet Boating

Buller Canyon Jetboat

Experience an exhilirating 40-minute jet boat ride through pink granite rocks, along beautiful native forestry and through the spectacular white water of the Ariki Falls.