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Shantytown is a leading New Zealand culture and heritage attraction. Made up of over 30 historic buildings it is a faithfully recreated 19th century pioneer town, inspired by the West Coast gold rushes of the 1860s. Highlights include riding the...more
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Rutherglen Rd | Paroa, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
All reviews gold panning steam train train ride shanty town step back in time pan for gold gold rush couple of hours few hours great place to visit local history rainy day on display native bush well worth the visit sawmill life
We called here rather late in the afternoon after just arriving in Greymouth. A little pricey for entrance fee, but the upkeep of a museum and staff wages have to be considered. We had a very enjoyable experience, and learned a good deal about what...More
This is a period experience with a real steam train trip you get to sit behind and be explained about its working.
Wonderful to get in to some of the original buildings and walk around the site even with the terrible rain.
$33 seemed a...More
We had a morning at Shantytown, before our return to Chistchurch on the TranzAlpine in the afternoon. What an awsome display of a bygone era. Firstly the short steam train ride up an incline. We had a look over the steam engine and chat with...More
HAd a look around Shanty Town, finding the area great to stroll about just browsing.
The bush train, is a must when here. A short ride into the bush, with the opportunity to chat to the loco driver, and a look through the cab, along...More
The gold panning is mapped on site, easy to find when you walk down from the train ride up... and someone turns up there when you arrive. It is fun but you 'pan' a preprepared scoop of gravel that is already loaded onto your... More
The gold panning is mapped on site, easy to find when you walk down from the train ride up... and someone turns up there when you arrive. It is fun but you 'pan' a preprepared scoop of gravel that is already loaded onto your pan. Its all over in 10-15 minutes and you come away with a wee phial holding some gold grains.