We are located in the very center of town on the main street
Our physical address is:
Reef Cottage Bed and Breakfast and Café
If coming from Greymouth, take the first right after the town bridge and we are 400m down the main street on the right hand side (Next to 4Square supermarket)
If coming from Christchurch, we are roughly 200m past the start of the heritage main street buildings on the left hand side (Next to 4Square supermarket)
If coming from Nelson, follow the signs to the town center and we are 400m down the main street on the right hand side (Next to 4Square supermarket)
Reefton lies in a cradle of forested hills by the Inagahua River where roads from Greymouth and Westport converge on their way to the Lewis pass and Canterbury. Reefton was born in a rash of speculation engendered by the deposits of quartz that gave the town its name Reefton (Reef town). Reeftons mining activity has been directed towards deposits of coal that were so often found along with the gold-rich ore.
In recent years coal production has again increased along with dairy farming, tourism and adventure activities.
By reason of its sheltered location, Reefton is remarkably free from winds a situation that results in soaring summer temperatures at the price of intensified cold and mist in the winter.
Victoria Forrest Park encompasses much of the Historic gold and coal mining areas and numerous tracks lead to old gold workings, which are popular with day trampers, mountain bikers and four-wheel drive enthusiasts. There is an excellent panoramic view of the locality of Reefton and the Inangahua Valley from look out point. Turn left off Reefton/Greymouth Highway about 500 m from the Inangahua Bridge. Follow Soldiers Road for about 1 km and turn left where sign posted to follow a forestry road to the lookout.
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