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.

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 $35.50
Child $18.50 (5-15 years old)

Location

  • Rutherglen Road, Paroa, Greymouth 7805

Notes

  • Open Hours: 10:00am to 3:00pm

    Please Note: You may enter the Heritage Park anytime during the opening hours of 10:00am to 3.00pm on the date you purchase. You may stay as long as you like!

    Child under 5 years old are free.

Available Bookings from October 28 to November 03

Change Dates

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8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$26.60
  • Child$14.80

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$35.50
  • Child$18.50

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$28.40
  • Child$14.80

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$27.80
  • Child$14.80

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$27.80
  • Child$14.80

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$26.60
  • Child$14.80

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$35.50
  • Child$18.50

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$35.50
  • Child$18.50

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$27.80
  • Child$14.80

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$35.50
  • Child$18.50

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$35.50
  • Child$18.50

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$27.80
  • Child$14.80

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$35.50
  • Child$18.50

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$27.80
  • Child$14.80

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$27.80
  • Child$14.80

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$35.50
  • Child$18.50

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$27.80
  • Child$14.80

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$27.80
  • Child$14.80

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$27.80
  • Child$14.80

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$27.80
  • Child$14.80

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$35.50
  • Child$18.50

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

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

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Phil Mitchell from New Zealand wrote on 27 September 2020

A good day out

Surprisingly good. Bit of patience needed whilst panning for gold so for the highly strung it’s a good lesson. Awesome old joker helped our strung number out with SUCCESS!! Everyone was a winner. Food good value and wonderful service all round. Worth the visit.

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lillianv from New Zealand wrote on 27 July 2020

This is amazing !

This was bigger then expected! When you enter you feel like this is it, but then you hop on the train and there’s so much more. I love how they recreated this, it’s awesome ! I highly recommend this if you love the learn about history !

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Sharleyne from New Zealand wrote on 16 July 2020

In days of old

A fabulous step back in time. The train trip was a real treat and the hologram theatre is just the cutest. The hospital is plain scary but makes you realise how far we've advanced in medical procedures, thankfully. I had picked up a souvenir book on Shantytown I had found at a garage sale and it had heaps of information about most of the buildings. I was pleased I had bought it. Only one downside was the old time photo was dbl booked and even though we arrived early, the person running it had decided to take a family over us. I was really disappointed.

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Kirsty from New Zealand wrote on 16 July 2020

Good day for kids

The kids had a good day exploring and all the staff we came across were friendly and helpful.

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sameer roy from New Zealand wrote on 25 October 2020

Shantytown

Very enjoyable and educational

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