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Greymouth - Shantytown

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.

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 23 to December 29

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Mon 23 Dec
Tue 24 Dec
Wed 25 Dec
Thu 26 Dec
Fri 27 Dec
Sat 28 Dec
Sun 29 Dec

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.50
  • Child$16.50

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.50
  • Child$16.50

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

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4.5

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Joady from New Zealand wrote on 06 May 2019

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Back in tine

A wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. Beautifully presented and untouched by time. Still as wonderful as last time I came 30+ years ago. Love the gold panning and the coffee at the cafe is great 👍

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Rebecca from New Zealand wrote on 13 April 2019

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Awesome morning

Enjoyed our visit ! Spent 2.5hours just enjoy the history . Amazing staff so helpful and pleasant 😊

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Lynne Lewis from New Zealand wrote on 12 January 2019

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We had a great experience, the staff were very helpful and all exhibits were well documented

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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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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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