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Step back in time. See a fascinating mix of exhibits & interactive activities in a recreated 1900's gold-rush village. A perfect "must do " family attraction.

Shantytown Heritage Park

Step back in time and discover legendary stories of pioneer West Coasters through a fascinating mix of exhibits & interactive activities in a recreated 1900's gold-rush village.

Ride the steam train through native rainforest, experience the sights and sounds of a working sawmill, watch the sluice gun blast gold bearing rock and soil from the earth, then follow the races to the gold claim and pan for your own gold, a strike is guaranteed! Old time photographs and a holographic theatre show are just some of the other activities available.

With over 30 shops and buildings to explore whatever the weather you're guaranteed a great time at Shantytown Heritage Park.

Licensed onsite café and bar.

Only 10 kms south of Greymouth - well sign posted off SH6

A true New Zealand "must do" attraction.

Gold Panning and Audio guide can be added as a $12 extra. Any gold caught can be taken home!.

Adult $33.50
Child $16.50

Notes

  • You may enter the Heritage Park anytime during the opening hours of 8:30am to 5.00pm on the date you purchase. You may stay as long as you like!
  • Child (5-17 years old) Under 5 Free

Available Bookings from December 10 to December 16

Change Dates

All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
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2pm
Mon 10 Dec
Tue 11 Dec
Wed 12 Dec
Thu 13 Dec
Fri 14 Dec
Sat 15 Dec
Sun 16 Dec

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$16.50
  • Child$16.50

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$16.50
  • Child$16.50

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$16.50
  • Child$16.50

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$16.50

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$16.50
  • Child$16.50

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$16.50
  • Child$16.50

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.50
  • Child$16.50

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.50
  • Child$16.50

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.50
  • Child$16.50

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.50
  • Child$16.50

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.50
  • Child$16.50

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.50
  • Child$16.50

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$16.50

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.50
  • Child$16.50

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$16.50

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.50
  • Child$16.50

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.50
  • Child$16.50

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.50
  • Child$16.50

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$16.50

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.50
  • Child$16.50

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$16.50

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$25.00
  • Child$16.50

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$16.50

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.6

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Kelly from New Zealand wrote on 11 February 2018

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This was a great day out with the kids,

I loved the old time photos and buildings kids loved the train ride to. highley recommended.

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Oliver Bould from United Kingdom wrote on 05 April 2018

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Shanty Town heritage park

An interesting display of the struggles and wealth made from gold mining during the rise through to the rapid decline. An enjoyable session panning for gold and including a pleasant ride on the locomotive. To make this excursion more appealing and to capture the audiences attention, a more welcoming and engaging greeting would be sure to go down well. Perhaps, an interactive greeting would work, if human interaction doesn't work.

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James Lea from United Kingdom wrote on 03 February 2018

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Good for some history

This attraction is extremely well kept and the staff are very friendly and helpful. There are plenty of information boards to accompany each part of the town. However, neither my girlfriend or I were blown away by the train ride or the holographic video - both seemed a bit pointless.

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Stephanie Hodgkinson from New Zealand wrote on 09 January 2018

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A lot of fun

The old fashioned dressing up was great fun. And great that train etc included in price

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Wyn from New Zealand wrote on 09 October 2017

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Step back in time

Lovely little 'town' with working steam train and loads of history on the gold rush that happened on the west coast during the 1800s, which I knew little about. Recommend booking beforehand if you want to dress up in old style costumes and have a photo shoot as it was fully booked when we tried on the day! Great fun and interesting!

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10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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