Shantytown Heritage Park

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 Goldmining history. Over the years they have gifted a collection of thousands of artefacts. Shantytown has lots to offer including a Stream Train ride, Gold panning, Chinatown, short walks and also King Dick’s café to enjoy a lovely lunch or snack why you explore the history.

Living history in a recreated gold-rush village. Real experiences, real stories and a warm welcome awaits you…

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

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 Shantytowns sweets shop, jade and gem store and their onsite cafe.

Open daily from 8.30am – 5pm

Special discounted entry fee when booked direct with our i-SITE!

Entry Only:

Adults $36.00, our price $32.40

Child (5-17) $18.50, our price $16.60

Senior/Student $28.50, our price $25.60

Family (2 Adults, 2-4 Children) $84.00, our price $75.60

Single Family (1 Adult, 2-4 Children) $63.00, our price $56.70

Gold Panning $7.00 per person

Tours available from Greymouth including entry, gold panning, steam train ride and transport, click here Explore West Coast Shantytown Tour

Contact Greymouth i-SITE


Phone: 0800 GREYMOUTH