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Marsden Valley Education
Centre Fees

 Entry Price is $14.00 per student
(Includes education programme, 
train ride and gold panning)

Teacher and 6 accompanying adults 
FREE  - additional at students rates.

There are special rates for
West Coast schools. 


Please contact us for more information.


Our Café at Shantytown provides
special menus for visiting schools.    
Orders can be taken and our kitchen can
cater for special dietary requirements.

Day Menu

Overnight Menu




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UPDATE: 21/02/2018 0900. Shantytown is open for business 830 - 1700.

Shantytown Heritage Park will be closing early today (Tuesday 20th February) to ensure our staff get home safely and our visitors reach their accommodation ahead of the forecasted high winds and heavy rain that Ex Cyclone Gita will be delivering us this afternoon and in to the night. Shantytown will be closed from 1pm today and at this stage open again at 8.30am tomorrow morning (Wednesday 21st February) We apologise for any inconvenience our closure may cause.

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