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511 State Highway 6,

Coal Creek, Greymouth

0800 669 372

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Shantytown Heritage Park

Located in Greymouth

Shantytown provides a real sense of what it was like to live in New Zealand by allowing visitors to participate in and observe our country as it was.

A Recreated 1900s Pioneer Town

Shantytown is one of New Zealand’s premier cultural and heritage attractions. A faithfully recreated 1900s pioneer town, born out of, and stimulated by, the great West Coast gold rushes of the 1860s.

 

Shantytown, nestled amidst regenerative native rain forest provides a real sense of what it was like to live in New Zealand then and what it means to be a New Zealander now, by allowing you to be both participant and observer in this most dynamic period of its post-Maori colonisation.

Entry includes Steam Train Rides

All tickets to Shantytown include a ride on one of our two vintage steam trains. Our first train departs from the railway station at 9:45am and then at regular intervals throughout the day until 4pm.

On either the 1877 L-Class or 1896 improved F-Class Kaitangata , you will take a short trip through lush native rain forest along the Infants Creek Tram line which follows an original sawmill tram track of the 1800’s.

The 1.5 km track travels to a photo stop at the end of the line, where you will find information about saw-milling in the area and maybe see a few weka – a native NZ flightless bird

Gold Panning is Our Speciality!

Catch gold fever and pan for your own gold. Our gold panning team will tutor you to find your own piece of 'colour'. Or you can try your hand at 'wild' panning, grab a pan and haul your own shingle out of the sluice area, then pan in the ponds - try your luck, nuggets have been found in them thar hills.

Things to Know

Opening Hours

We are open everyday from 8:30 am to 5.00 pm expect Christmas Day

Prices

Under 5's free!

Adult                               $33.50

Child                               $16.50 (5 to 17 yrs)

Seniors                           $26.50

Students                         $26.50

Single Family Pass         $59.00 (1 adult with 2-4 children)

Family Pass                    $79.00 (2 adults & up to 4 children) 

Entry inclusions


Gold Panning and Old Time Photos are optional extras.
 

Steam Train Depature Times

9.45 am

10.45 am

11.45 am

1.15 pm

2.15 pm

3.15 pm

4.00 pm  

Contact 

Address: Rutherglen Road, Paroa, Greymouth 7805
Phone: +64 3 762 6634 or 0800 742 689 (NZ Only)

Getting There

Shantytown is located at 316 Rutherglen Road, Paroa - just 10Km south of Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island. 

Multi-Day Adventures on the West Coast

SCENIC & ADVENURE

2 Days - Private Guided Tour

Price Includes:

  • TranzApline Train Ride,

  • Guided Tour with On Yer Bike Adventures!

  • 1 Night Accommodation

  • Detailed Itinerary

  • Full Customer Support

From:

$404

$739

Price is per person based on Twin Share Price

EXPERIENCE & DISCOVERY

3 Days - Self-Drive 

Price Includes:

  • TranzApline Train Ride,

  • Guided Tour with On Yer Bike Adventures!

  • 2 Nights Accommodation

  • 2 Day Rental Car Hire

  • Day Pass into Shantytown

  • Detailed Itinerary

  • Full Customer Support

From:

$612

$1018

Price is per person based on Twin Share Price

FUN & TRANQUILITY

4 Days - Self-Drive 

Price Includes:

  • TranzApline Train Ride,

  • Guided Tour with On Yer Bike Adventures!

  • 2 Nights Accommodation Greymouth

  • 1 Night Accommodation in Punakaiki

  • 3 Day Rental Car Hire

  • Day Pass into Shantytown

  • Detailed Itinerary

  • Full Customer Support

From:

$744

$1232

Price is per person based on Twin Share Price