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Just 10kms Sth of Greymouth,
40kms Nth of Hokitika.

Shantytown is well signposted on SH6.
Follow the brown highway signs.  


Opening Hours

We are open everyday 8:30am to 5.00pm
(Closed Christmas Day only)

First Train leaves the
Shantytown Railway Station at 9:45 am
Last Train leaves at 4pm

Important Notice:

Due to necessary track replacement, Shantytown is unable to run the steam train.

We are able to offer the same experience but using our diesel instead.

We have scheduled this work for winter and outside any school holiday but do apologise for any inconvenience.
We envisage the track work to be completed by Saturday 26th August, 2017.


 Shantytown En

Shantytown Entry Prices;

Entry includes Steam Train Rides, sluice gun demonstration (when available) and
Holographic Theatre Show.

Book online and SAVE $2 off a single ticket
or $5 off a family pass

Gold Panning and Old Time Photos are optional extras.

Under 5's free!

Adult                              $33.00

Child                               $16.00 (5 to 17 yrs)

Seniors                           $26.00

Students                         $26.00

Single Family Pass       $57.00 (1 adult with 2-4 children)

Family Pass                   $78.00 (2 adults & up to 4 children) 


Current Train Timetable:

9:45 am     11:45 am    
1:15 pm 2.15pm 4:00 pm last train  

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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. 
Map and directions

Freephone: 0800  742 689