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Reefton walks

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Walks in the Reefton, Waiuta and Lewis Pass area.

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Bottled Lightening Powerhouse

Time and skill level: 40 minutes | easy.

NZ’s first power generation site. Walk from the Reefton Visitor Centre.

App available to download with more information and story telling.

Prohibition Mine and Ball Mine

Time and skill level: 1 hr | easy

From the old Waiuta town site winds up to the top of the country’s deepest mine shaft.

Alpine Nature walk

Time and skill level: 20 minutes | easy.

Start at St James Walkway car park, located 400m east of Lewis Pass, a great place to do a short walk through alpine wetland enjoying views of Mt Gloriana and Spenser Mountains.

Ghost town

Accessible by car.

The most famous West Coast ghost town located 17 km off SH 7, midway between Reefton and Greymouth.

Waiuta ghost town, open house. Photo credit Shakey Finger Photography.

Waiuta School Ghost Town

Waiuta ghost town, open house. Photo credit Shakey Finger Photography.

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Reefton, West Coast, New Zealand, New Zealand
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