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The West Coast.Pioneers by nature.


Families: Save 25-40% off with a Golden Family Pass!
Includes entry for two adults and up to four children PLUS four Gold Panning Experiences!

Couples: Save up to 15% off with a Couple’s Full Experience!
Includes entry for two adults, Gold Panning for two, one Old Time Photo and hot drinks from our cafe!  

 New Opening Hours: 10am-3pm.  

Our steam trains are running during the School Holidays and then heading back into the workshop for maintenance. Train trips will alternatively be provided by our heritage Diesel Shunting Locomotive.  

Trips will now be running at 11am, 12:30pm & 2pm.

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).

Lolly Shop