Shantytown Heritage Park Tour with Gold Panning

From NZD $70.00
  • Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Greymouth
  • Product code: P12XY5

Shantytown Heritage Park is 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 Goldmining 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). Open 8.30am to 5pm daily.

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.

Child age (5 to 17 years)

Senior 60+ years

Departing 10 am daily from Greymouth Railway Station and i-SITE Visitor Information Centre . Allow 2-3 hour for this tour.

Terms and Conditions: Report 15 minutes prior to departure time. If you need to amend or cancel the booking reservation  please advise Explore West Coast without delay. No shows or cancellation within 24 hours of the product departure time will result in 100% cancellation fee. Vouchers are subject to regulations and bylaws of the respective operators to whom they are issued. All vouchers are valid for the services as detailed on the vouchers. Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

Explore West Coast cancellation policy 

Within the result of you not being able to make our tour please see the below information on cancellation here at Explore West Coast.

Change of date or holding of booking upto 24 hours before travel.

Any booking canceled within 72 hours to 24 hours before travel will result in a refund minus 10% booking fee. 

Within 24 hours before travel no refund will be given.

Full refund for any booking canceled outside of the 72 hour cut off period.

This policy also stands in the situation of COVID level alert change which affects the tour operation or the lockdown of a region the customer is traveling from and in which case a change of date or hold of booking will be offered within the 24 hour period. 

COVID: As you will be aware from 11.59 pm on 2 December 2021 we moved to the new Traffic Light System here in New Zealand. We are operating and welcome your bookings. All Explore West Coast Tour drivers / guides are fully vaccinated. Mask's are mandatory in tour group settings, sanitizer is available on board. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our vehicles. After each tour, our vehicles are cleaned and disinfected to a high standard. 


Bad weather which impacts your tour experience, Explore West Coast will offer you a 12 month credit to use on a tour of your choice or alternatively a travel or a Station Gift Shop credit to spend. T&c's apply if booked with an agent.