Steam Train Kaitangata

Shantytown Entry Prices

All tickets to Shantytown include a ride on one of our two vintage steam trains, sluice gun demonstration (when available) and Holographic Theatre Show. Gold Panning and Old Time Photos are optional extras.

Under 5’s – Free!
Adult – $39.00
Child – $19.00 (5 to 17 yrs)
Seniors – $29.50 (65+)
Students – $29.50 (Student I.D. Required)
Single Family Pass – $67.00 (1 adult with 2-4 children)
Family Pass – $87.00 (2 adults & up to 4 children)
Golden Family Pass – $109.00 (as above + 4 Gold Pans)

Opening Times

Open Hours:  9am – 4pm
Closed Christmas Day
Morning Train Times: 10.45am & 11.45am
Afternoon Train Times: 1.15pm, 2.15pm & 3.15pm


Shantytown is located at 316 Rutherglen Road, Paroa – just 10Km south of Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island.
Steam Train

Responsible Tourism Policy

In the visitor experience we offer and across all areas of business practice, Shantytown has a commitment to environmental and social responsibility.

We endeavour to buy wisely, dispose of waste responsibly and seek ways to continually improve our environmental performance by ensuring we use no more resources than our business requires. 

In addition to this we recognise the wider community value of many other organisations in our area, and actively work with them to share the business equipment, expertise and infrastructure that our unique attraction provides. 

We are committed as an organisation and business to comply with relevant environmental legislation and regulations, as well as the requirements of various associations to which we subscribe through membership.

The value of our staff is recognised in terms of their expertise and innovation in the particular operating areas of Shantytown they work within. To this end their input and ideas are actively encouraged bolstering our commitment to sustainability and continuous improvement.