Reefton vacation rentals

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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.
May 21 – 28
$98 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 111 reviews
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Cottage in Fox River
Place for 2 with a sea view 1 Bedroom / W/ Hot Tub
Take it easy at this unique and tranquil getaway. Spectacular elevated views will greet you on arrival, inviting you into our piece of paradise. This one bed-roomed luxury getaway is a private, warm, and relaxing place to unwind. Surrounded by native bush and oceanic views over the Tasman, it's a perfect getaway to absorb the beauty of the West Coast and everything it has to offer. The stunning coast road is right at your doorstep and is regarded as one of the top 10 drives in the world.
Jul 7 – 14
$174 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 174 reviews
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Townhouse in Reefton
CS Accommodation Reefton Unit C
New unit in Quiet location 5 minutes walk to town center and 2 minutes to hospital. The unit has all new fixtures and fittings / furniture Air Conditioned Free Wi-Fi internet, extra comfy new queen bed and single with linen supplied. Tea coffee milk and all soap and shampoo is supplied, laundry with large new commercial washer and dryer take $ 4 each and washing powder supplied sauna extra $20 PP. Mountain bike hire $20 pp per day
Dec 12 – 19
$92 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 241 reviews

Popular amenities for Reefton vacation rentals

Stay near Reefton's top sights

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

Other great vacation rentals in Reefton

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Guest suite in West Coast
Hill top Boutique Guest unit overlooking the sea
Aug 4 – 11
$101 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 180 reviews
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Cottage in Cape Foulwind
Okari Cottage
Oct 12 – 19
$110 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 638 reviews
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Train in Greymouth
Historic train carriage (no cleaning fee)
Dec 11 – 18
$95 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 501 reviews
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Home in Punakaiki
"Punakaiki Dreaming" - Gorgeous Character Bach
May 9 – 16
$83 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 406 reviews
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Loft in Greymouth
Rustic loft in Gladstone
Jan 8 – 15
$65 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 675 reviews
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Guest suite in Tutaki
Mangles Valley Paradise
Jan 1 – 8
$98 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 523 reviews
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Cottage in Cape Foulwind
Steeples Cottage, with Ocean Views
Oct 15 – 22
$87 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 278 reviews
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Chalet in Punakaiki
Wharepuni Guest House Punakaiki
Oct 6 – 13
$79 per night
4.8 out of 5 average rating, 313 reviews
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Home in Maruia
River Cottage
Oct 5 – 12
$87 per night
4.87 out of 5 average rating, 310 reviews
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Guesthouse in Cape Foulwind
Omahanui
Sep 26 – Oct 3
$107 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 130 reviews
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Guesthouse in Hanmer Springs
Riverview Lodge - "The Cottage"
Jul 31 – Aug 7
$127 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 594 reviews
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Home in Hokitika
Drifting Sands Beachfront Retreat
Jan 29 – Feb 5
$422 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 158 reviews

Other great vacation rentals in Reefton

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Farm stay in Glenhope
Eco-friendly log cabin 30 minutes from St Arnaud
Oct 28 – Nov 4
$98 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 120 reviews
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Home in Punakaiki
Tairawhiti@Fox River, ocean views & sunsets
Dec 8 – 15
$93 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 150 reviews
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Guest suite in Westland
Riverstone House
Nov 8 – 15
$191 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 252 reviews
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Cottage in Cape Foulwind
Lazy Seal Cottage's Cottage One
Apr 21 – 28
$82 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 391 reviews
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Apartment in Barrytown
Tasman West - on the beach!
May 12 – 19
$60 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 374 reviews
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Tiny home in Punakaiki
Wai-iti Retreat.
May 13 – 20
$98 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 404 reviews
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Cottage in Cape Foulwind
The Cape Rocks Cabin
Aug 3 – 10
$99 per night
4.84 out of 5 average rating, 238 reviews
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Farm stay in Cobden
Spacious. Peaceful. Unique. No cleaning fee (!)
Feb 21 – 28
$96 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 168 reviews
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Guesthouse in Greymouth
Bach 471 Outdoor Bath & Sea Views
Jul 29 – Aug 3
$92 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 278 reviews
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Farm stay in Gowanbridge
Gowanbridge B & B -Farm Stay -Nelson Lakes
Apr 12 – 19
$73 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 165 reviews
Superhost
Bungalow in Blackball
Mountain Views on the Doorstep of the Great Walk
Oct 16 – 23
$62 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 99 reviews
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Villa in Reefton
Harold House Villa
Jun 5 – 12
$107 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 48 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Reefton

Total rentals

20 properties

Wifi availability

20 properties include access to wifi

Pet-friendly rentals

10 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

10 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

1.9K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$30 before taxes and fees

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

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Reefton?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Reefton. Choose from more than 10 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Reefton?

    Reefton has more than 10 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

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