The West Coast.

Pioneers by nature.

Current Operational Train:

1957 built TR 107 “Rosie”
A & G Price, Thames. N.Z.

Train Timetable: 11.00 am, 12.30 pm, & 2.00 pm 

Gates Open: 9am-4pm  

Cafe, Photos, & Gold Panning open from 10 am. 

Please note: Pets are not allowed within the main township. Registered blind low vision and service dogs are always welcome. 

Shantytown Sawmill


We recommend you allow at least 90 minutes to experience our award-winning attractions. 

Events And Weddings

Shantytown Heritage Park is home to the West Coast Events Centre – ideal for hosting small, intimate meetings up to large corporate events of up to 600 delegates. Read more…

A wedding at Shantytown is like no other. Private bush clad location, authentic historic church, full on-site catering and support, while stunning photo opportunities abound. Read more…

Shanty Town


We provide hands on and active learning programmes for students aged 5-18. Our Centre offers a broad range of programmes covering all areas of the curriculum, suitable for most topic areas. If we don’t have anything you are looking for we will endeavour to create a programme which suits your learning intentions. Read more…

Fearful Floods
A location map showing the general location of Shantytown southeast of Paroa near Greymouth

Shantytown is conveniently located between the West Coast’s major towns, Greymouth and Hokitika – just 3kms off the main highway (SH6).

Lolly Shop