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Shantytown

Address:
Rutherglen Rd, Paroa, New Zealand, 7805 - View the map

Discover fascinating stories of real New Zealanders and experience a recreated gold-rush village just 10kms south of Greymouth.
West Coast isolation, extreme weather and rugged terrain produced stories of fortitude and ingenuity. Shantytown tells these pioneering stories through a fascinating mix of experience and displays and our holographic movie theatre.
Ride the Steam Train through native rainforest, experience the sights and sounds of a working sawmill, watch the sluice gun blast gold bearing rock and soil from the earth, then follow the races to the gold claim and pan for your own gold where a strike is guaranteed!
The village, with 30 shops and buildings to explore, shows life the way it used to be. For a memento of Shantytown nothing is better than an Old Time Costume photo!
Picnic in the Park, eat at King Dicks Café or try an old fashioned lolly mixture, an ice-cream or milkshake at The Beehive.
And we are a West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail Partner, so you can take the Trail detour out to us from Paroa Hotel on State Highway 6 - we have a brand new bike stand just for Cycle Trail cyclists!.

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Phone:
+64 3 762 6634

Free phone:
0800 742 689

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