Skip to content

The West Coast.Pioneers by nature.

Reopening from May 29th, 2020:

Grab your 25% OFF Adult, Children and Senior online ticket purchases before July 3rd using Coupon Code: COVID25  

Due to Covid-19 there will be a few changes to the usual operations at Shantytown.

New Opening Hours: 10am-3pm.  

Our steam trains will be on display but taking time to receive maintenance. Train trips will instead be provided by our heritage Diesel Shunting Locomotive.  Trips will now be running at 11am, 12:30pm & 2pm.

Food and non-alcoholic beverage service will be available from our temporary kiosk in Golden Nugget Saloon.

We apologies for any inconvenience these measures cause while weathering out the Covid-19 situation.

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

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

***CLOSED: Until Covid-19 Alert Level Drops***

Lolly Shop