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Shantytown Heritage Park Experience

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USD 22.58
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    What to Expect
    Visit: Shantytown Heritage Park, Rutherglen Rd Paroa, Greymouth 7805 New Zealand

    Shantytown is conveniently located between the West Coast's major towns Greymouth and Hokitika - just 3kms off the main highway (SH6)

    Open Daily  8.30am - 5pm (expect Christmas Day) We recommend you allow at least 90 minutes for the full Shantytown experience.

    On arrival you will be provided with a self guide visitors map - we offer these in 10 different languages so please ask at the ticketing office if we can provide your made in your preferred language.

    To make the most of your visit please note the steam train departure times and plan your time at Shantytown around this.

    9.45am 10.45am, 11.45am, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm and 4pm

    Please note that during the low season the 10.45am and 3.15pm train may not run.

    Learn the art of Gold Panning! Our highly experience gold claim staff will show you the techniques and tips on how to pan for gold. The gold panning experience is $7.00 per pan and can be purchased at the Shantytown Gold Claim - A strike is guaranteed! 

    Onsite facilities include:

    • Cafe

    • Public Toilets

    • Licensed Bar

    • Post Office Services

    • Playground

    • Native Bushwalks

    • Sourvineers

    • Full conference, Weddings and Event Facilities
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Shantytown is location at 316 Rutherglen Road, Rutherglen, Greymouth 7805
    Departure Time
    10/1/2019 - 9/30/2020Monday - Sunday:08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Gold Panning
    • Old Time Photos
    • All Food and Beverages
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    Overpriced, underwhelming, rubbish, the only staff on duty were taking you’re money. Save your money go unicorn 🦄 Spotting instead.no pot of gold here, 6 hour round trip from Christchurch for that? oh did I mention it’s overpriced
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    Great little park to learn the history of the west coast of New Zealands south island. Shaped into a small town the builldings comprise a large range of shops you would expect to see in such a frontier township. It exist on an old timber industry site with the original train
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    We bought a $99.00 family pass and enjoyed our time at ShantyTown. The weather behaved itself so we were able to walk the tracks as well
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    Interesting to learn about the gold mines and a good depiction of how it use to look. Worth a visit.
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    We took grandkids here for a visit and it was fantastic for our younger grandkids. We went on the steam train and both guys were very friendly and it was great fun. Very helpful gentleman showed the kids how to pan for gold and they had a great time. Lots of things to look at
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    Response from Shantytown, Manager at Shantytown Heritage Park Experience
    Responded 11 Jun. 2019
    Hi Paulrouse. It was really nice to read about your wonderful family visit to Shantytown. Thank you for the recommendation, we agree, Shantytown is a fascinating place for all ages!
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    Key Details
    • Shantytown Heritage Park
    • Duration: 1h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
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