Shantytown Heritage Park is located just a 10 minute drive from central Greymouth and open daily from 8.30am to 5pm. Book your tour to Shantytown with us including entry, gold panning and return transport from central Greymouth.
Shantytown Heritage Park is a village constructed and opened in the early 1970s. It consists of 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.
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.
Living history in a recreated gold-rush village. Real experiences, real stories and a warm welcome awaits you…
Shantytown is conveniently located between the West Coast’s major towns, Greymouth and Hokitika – just 3kms off the main road (SH6). Open 8.30am to 5pm daily.
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.
Child age (5 to 17 years)
Senior Discount 60+ years
Departing daily from Greymouth Railway Station and i-SITE Visitor Information Centre on demand. Allow 2-3 hours for this tour.
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