Shantytown Heritage Park

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.


$36.00 - $82.00
$18.50 - $82.00
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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.

Shantytown is also one of the West Coast's leading functions, conferences and weddings venues. Shantytown is located approximately 10km south of Greymouth.

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Physical address

Rutherglen Road, Greymouth, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $36.00 - $82.00
(16 year(s) and under)
$18.50 - $82.00
Other charges:
Gold Panning $7
Further pricing information:
Under 5 years old free.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
20 minutes from Hokitika Airport
Proximity to town:
10 minutes south of Greymouth. Well signposted from SH6

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Opening times

Business hours:
10.00am - 3.00pm, seven days a week, 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day).
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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