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Shantytown, Greymouth

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.6/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
Travel back to New Zealand's pioneering past at Shantytown, a recreated 19th century gold mining town. Ride the chuffing steam train through the bush and along the route of the original settlement's tram track. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a saw mill, try panning for gold, and dress up in 19th-century attire for an old-time photo. Friendly volunteers staff the town and accompanying museum, providing information about the region's rich history. The onside cafe offers light snacks and full meals. To visit Shantytown and get the most from your holiday in Greymouth, create itinerary details personal to you using our Greymouth trip generator.
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  • My mate and I met the family here and when we arrived the wives were not that impressed with the place. Not much to do at all for adults but the kids enjoyed it. Overpriced though and you have to pay ...  read more »
  • I didn't have high expectations going to Shantytown, and agreed to go initially because my wife and kids were keen. Also some of the previous reviews on TripAdvisor had not been that glowing. It was q...  read more »
  • Shanty town was a good place for older people as there were not many things to do/activities for older kids to enjoy. Gold panning was great and we enjoyed the lolly shop 
  • Pretty uninformative and non-genuine. Definite lack of signs and information boards. There's not much to do once you've wandered around the artificial ye olde buildings. The gold-panning sounded fun, but: it costs extra; and is completely orchestrated in wooden basin things, in which you're guaranteed to find some planted specs of gold (which you can then trade for a drink).
  • Interesting and a lot of fun for a young family
  • Very nice open-air museum. There are lot of wekas. It must go. Can be a little tour by train to steam.
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  • Meet nice people.
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  • 可多花一些時間在此了解此地發展歷史 但,停留時間太短了,可惜。
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