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Old style steam-driven mill

At one time a number of sawmills like our mill operated on the West Coast (including one at the entrance to the Shantytown site)

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a milling operation, as well as social life of workers and their families. You'll find real life stories of West Coast characters, photos and other nuggets of information in our interpretation space.

Follow a boardwalk through the mill itself, which seems to be working. Hear the screeching machinery and see some of those century old artifacts as the past echoes through historical film footage that plays continuously on a giant screen.

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Our Location


Shantytown is located at 316 Rutherglen Road, Paroa - just 10Km south of Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island. 
                                              
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Freephone: 0800  742 689

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