The delightful little fishing village of Riverton is certainly not to be missed.
It offers an abundance of places to stay, restaurants, cafes and attractions.
It is also a perfect base from where to explore the surrounding area and coastline.
Riverton offers a Heritage Trail which takes you to historic cottages, goldmining sites,
museums and a flax mill. The Crafts Trail and the local Information Centre are also wonderful.
Riverton started life as a whaling station, which was established by Captain John Howell in 1837.
It was known as Jacob's River at this time. Captain Howell’s house is the oldest surviving building in the South Island and still stands today.
Today Riverton is a bustling little fishing village with around 1900 inhabitants,
with fishing and tourism being the main focus.