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Email: marketing@shantytown.co.nz

Website: Shantytown

Phone: 0800742 689

Phone (intl): +64 3 762 6634

Greymouth Address:
Rutherglen Road


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60 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 5.

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Jozef Pinkerton


Ranking: 7/10

Good fun afternoon. A bit of a ghost town but fun nevertheless. Staff were friendly and the train ride was cool.

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Sven Fimne


Ranking: 9/10

Really nice town to learn a lot about the history of the area. Did also gold panning.

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Sammy Kerrod

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Ranking: 8/10

Iconic kiwi activity with hilarious local staff. Very well kept grounds with lots of interesting history = steam train is a must do! Well priced cafe with generous portions.

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Jasmin Krause


Ranking: 8/10

Nice and old, maybe less money would make it more attractive.

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Ranking: 6/10

Nice to see the historic buildings and replicas. Not well maintained though.

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Michael Busching


Ranking: 10/10

Very lovely place, it is a rebuild of a little town during the gold rush. They even have an old train and you can search for gold (an extra $7).

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Ben and Pauline


Ranking: 7/10

Good experience with the steam loco (train) and the old village but a little bit expensive.

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Martin Bakker


Ranking: 9/10

Authentic, iconic image of the time of the settlers and the goldrush. Worth the money and worthy of your support.

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Kristina Farkas


Ranking: 10/10

Nicely designed area with old houses, interesting information and it is interactive.

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Ranking: 9/10

Nice and informative museum. We were expecting some adventure park and were positively surprised. Also nice with children.

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Ranking: 8/10

It was really made.

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Patricia Revel


Ranking: 9/10

A lot of houses are not original, but the information on display tells a lot about the gold rush period.

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Mirjam Betschart


Ranking: 7/10

If you can wash your gold somewhere else - I would not recommend it.