Connor Sullivan

Reefton Rediscovered

Known for its pioneering endeavours in both gold mining and electrical engineering, Reefton is a town cloaked in a rich history dating back to the mid 1800’s. Located between the larger West Coast towns of Westport and Greymouth, it was once a key part of a hydroelectric scheme running up the West Coast from Westland all the way up to the Buller District. Reefton will be a thriving tight-knit township successfully celebrating its rich multi-faceted history. Its natural beauty will complement the heritage infrastructure, creating an authentic place-based experience for both locals and domestic tourists. A combination of both old and new, functional and aesthetic, natural and built will reawaken the old soul of Reefton to transform it into the swashbuckling frontier town it was once known to be.