Reefton – art, cafes and history

A wonderful post:


Wet weekend forecast for us on the Coast – well pretty much all of the South Island of New Zealand.  What to do – finish the cleaning and blob out in front of the TV or jump in the car and take a drive…….

The main street of Reefton - town of light, West Coast, NZ

Easy take a drive.  Lets go to Reefton.  Funky little art gallery run as a co-op between 7 artists from the Buller Region.  Current exhibition on until the end of the long Queens Birthday weekend of Alison Hale and her tribute to the Pioneer Women of the West Coast – sounds like a plan.

Smallbone Gallery, Main Street, Reefton, NZ

Reefton main street, West Coast, NZ

Arriving in Reefton is like taking a step back in time – and in a good way.  This is one seriously cool little town.  A proud town, proud of its history and heritage – first place in the Southern Hemisphere to have street lighting – that is definitely something to be proud…

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