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

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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.

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Ranking: 7/10

It was okay but for me not so special for the price.

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Jacqui Knight

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Lots of fun. Our 3 and 5 year old sons were running around in excitement for a solid 4 hours. The steam train and the hollogram movie and glow in the dark rocks were a real highlight.

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Derek Knight

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I loved this and so did our kids. We found it very easy to spend 4 hours there. Tip-the AA travel guide has a 20% coupon in it for Shantytown. The guides are free in info centres.

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Norman UK

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Well thought out period museum - gold panning and steam train rides.

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Hazel & Alan Damerell


Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful insight into that period of history.