Shantytown Heritage Park Tour with Gold Panning
Travel with Explore West Coast to Shantytown Heritage Park, 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. 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.
This tour includes Shantytown entry, Gold Panning and Transport.
Open daily from 8.30am – 5pm
Cost $70 per person
Departs on demand, allow 2-3 hours.
Contact Greymouth i-SITE
Phone: 0800 GREYMOUTH