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Cabin and house vacation rentals in Reefton

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Villa in Reefton
Kiwiana Gem to enjoy in Reefton
Enjoy the entire house, fully renovated with double glazing, heat pump, heat transfer to bedrooms, new spacious kitchen and tastefully decorated throughout. Pet friendly and fully fenced. Linen and towels supplied and washing machine available.Sleeps 7 with two queen beds and three singles. Extra bedding available for the colder nights. Well equipped kitchen, Wifi and Freeview on the TV. Board games and playing cards provided. BBQ. Close to the racecourse. Easy walk to town. Relax and enjoy.
$96 per night
Apartment in Reefton
CS Accommodation Unit B
New unit with comfy queen bed and single bed, full kitchen facilities and free view TV flat screen TV plus reverse cycle Air Conditioning Free WiFi internet complementary tea and coffee and milk provided outdoor BBQ area guest laundry large washer and dryer which both take $4 . CS unit B is situated in quiet surroundings close to the Reefton racecourse and hospital and only a 5 minute walk to the town use of sauna at extra $20 PP Mountain bike hire $20 pp per day
$90 per night
Cabin in Reefton
CS Accommodation Racecourse Cabin
Cozy all New unit suitable for 2 people Queen bed Air Conditioned TV complementary tea coffee milk supplied Guest laundry with new commercial washer and dryer which both take 2 x $2 coins and washing powder is supplied . All new facilities very quiet location and nice out look of Racecourse with Mountains in background secure private parking sauna use extra $20 PP Mountain bike hire $20 pp per day
$84 per night

Stay near Reefton's top sights

The Broadway Tearooms & Bakery5 locals recommend
Dawsons Hotel4 locals recommend
Reef Cottage Bed & Breakfast & Cafe4 locals recommend
Reefton Supervalue4 locals recommend
Four Square Reefton3 locals recommend
Reefton Distilling Co.3 locals recommend

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Apartment in Reefton
CS Accommodation Reefton Unit A
$90 per night
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Little Red Riding Hood - Mountain Bikers Paradise
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The Ugly Duckling
$107 per night
Villa in Reefton
Harold House Villa
$131 per night

Your guide to Reefton

All About Reefton

Reefton, a small town near the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, is known for its gold mining history. The town sits at the foothills of the mountainous Victoria Forest Park in the Inangahua River valley. Its main street is lined with colorful 19th-century buildings with wood facades and covered awnings, now home to shops, tearooms, distilleries, and antiques stores selling furniture and old posters. A few streets south of downtown, you can learn about Reefton’s roots at the Bearded Mining Co., which features a mix of replica mining huts and old mining tools.

The 20-mile-long Inangahua River flows through Reefton and is popular among anglers looking to fish for brown trout. As you move outside the town center, Grey River/Māwheranui is a hotspot for whitewater rafting. Victoria Forest Park, just a few miles west of town, is threaded with hiking trails showcasing the area’s nature and history. On the Alborns Coal Mine Walk, you’ll pass thick stands of beech, moss-covered flora, abandoned coal-mining trucks, and rusted machinery.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Reefton

Reefton has consistently mild, humid weather throughout the year; note that its seasons are the opposite of those in the Northern Hemisphere. Summers, December through February, are warm and comfortable, with little sign of sweltering heat. The river water warms up this time of year, making it ideal for whitewater rafting adventures. The winter months, June to August, are cool and cloudy. You can search out nearby hot springs and natural thermal pools such as the Maruia Springs for an escape from the cold.

The spring months of October and November are usually the rainiest, where you can see waterfalls flowing at their maximum in Paparoa National Park, 90 minutes east of Reefton. The park’s one-mile Truman Track leads to a secluded beach with a dramatic waterfall that cascades into the open ocean. The fall season runs from March through May, with pleasant weather and less rain than the rest of the year.

Top things to do in Reefton

Murray Creek Track

The Murray Creek Track is a looped trail at the foot of Victoria Forest Park, just a few minutes south of Reefton. Along the six-mile trek, you will hike under a canopy of beech trees amid bright green ferns, passing through the former gold-rush towns of Inglewood and Axel. You can stop in each town to see rusted artifacts, like mine shafts and stamp batteries, that blend in with the terrain.


Waiuta is a ghost town 30 minutes south of Reefton where you can walk among the abandoned homes of a once-thriving mining town that shut down in the 1950s. Look for pictures and plaques near the buildings that show how Waiuta looked at the height of the gold rush.

Bottled Lightning Powerhouse Walk

Near downtown Reefton, the 1.2-mile Bottled Lightning Powerhouse Walk runs alongside the Inangahua River at the town’s original power station. You can follow the trail to see old hydroelectric equipment and signage that explain how the historic station kick-started Reefton’s electric system in 1888 — the first place in the Southern Hemisphere to have public street lighting.

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