An enriching experience

Step back in time to the 19th-century where gold-mining was all the rage and West Coast settlements were bustling with entrepreneurs. Shantytown is an experience like no other! Experience what life was like during the gold rush era with restored historic buildings, exhibits, and interactive displays. Meander through fascinating museum or take a ride on the steam train. This charming attraction is a must-visit - especially if you want to be immersed in New Zealand's pioneering past.

How to find Shantytown Heritage Park

316 Rutherglen Road Rutherglen, Paroa, Greymouth 7805

How to get to Shantytown

Add this activity onto your great adventure when you escape by rail to the West Coast aboard the TranzAlpine train.