- 2 to 5 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
This tour allows you the flexibility of exploring Shantytown Heritage Park at your own pace. Includes the transport to and from the park along with gold panning and steam train ride included in the price.
- Gold Panning
- Steam Train Ride
- Entry/Admission - Shantytown Heritage Park
Shantytown Heritage Park
Visit: Shantytown Heritage Park, Greymouth, West Coast Region, South Island
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.
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.
Explore this living history in a recreated gold-rush village. Real experiences, real stories and a warm welcome awaits you…with interpretation panels telling stories of real life characters and their lives in the gold rush era.
Shantytown is conveniently located between the West Coast’s major towns, Greymouth and Hokitika and open 8.30am to 5pm daily.
Tours can be from 2 hour up to 5 hours. We recommend allowing 3 hour in total for this tour. The tour includes gold panning, steam train ride and transport to and from the establishment.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.