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Shantytown + Gold Panning

Shantytown Heritage Park

Shantytown Heritage Park is located just a 10 minute drive from central Greymouth.

Book your tour to Shantytown with us including entry, gold panning and return transport from central Greymouth.

Historic Buildings

Shantytown Heritage Park is a village constructed and opened in the early 1970s. It consists of over 30

re-created historic buildings, born out of the desire of the Greymouth community to preserve the West Coast Gold mining history. Over the years they have gifted a collection of thousands of artefacts.

Stream Train Ride & Gold Panning

Shantytown has lots to offer including a Stream Train ride, Gold Panning, Chinatown, short walks and also King Dick’s café to enjoy a lovely lunch or snack while you explore the history.

Gold Rush Village

Living history in a recreated gold-rush village. Real experiences, real stories and a warm welcome awaits you.

Visit the Museum, Steam Collection and Foundry, enjoy a Steam Train ride, visit Chinatown and the Sawmill, watch the Holographic Theatre and take the opportunity to go panning for Gold.

Visit Shantytown’s sweet shop, jade and gem store and their onsite cafe. Walk amongst the West Coast native bush.

Departing daily at 10am from Greymouth Railway Station and i-SITE Visitor Information Centre.

Allow 2-3 hours for this tour.

Extreme weather which impacts your tour experience, Explore West Coast will offer you a 12 month credit to use on a tour of your choice or alternatively a travel or a Station Gift Shop credit to spend. T&c’s apply if booked with an agent.


Every booking receives a buy one get one free coffee at Robert Harris Greymouth! All you have to do is show the lovely team at the counter your booking confirmation to receive this wonderful deal.


Tour Info

Tour info – Report 15 minutes prior to departure time. If you need to amend or cancel the booking reservation please advise Explore West Coast without delay.

Vouchers are subject to the regulations and bylaws of the respective operators to whom they are issued and are valid for the services as detailed on the vouchers. All terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

Within the result of you not being able to make our tour please see the below information on cancellation here at Explore West Coast.

  • Change of date or holding of booking up to 24 hours before travel.
  • Any booking canceled within 72 hours to 24 hours before travel will result in a refund minus 10% booking fee. 
  • Within 24 hours before travel no refund will be given.
  • Full refund for any booking canceled outside of the 72 hour cut off period.
  • This policy also stands in the situation of a pandemic, which affects the tour operation or the lockdown of a region the customer is traveling from and in which case a change of date or hold of booking will be offered within the 24 hour period. 


Adult 79  Child 49  Family 160
3 Hours
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