Location:West Coast & Glacier Country
Shantytown is widely recognised as one of New Zealand's leading culture and heritage attractions. Over 30 historic buildings make up the recreated 19th Century pioneer town, inspired by the West Coast gold rushes of the 1860s. Set on 500 acres of native rainforest, the town and surrounding buildings consists of 30 shops and buildings to explore.
Children are also well catered for at Shantytown with - Flying fox (zip wire) playground, Treasure hunts to complete (available for Reuben Waite's General Store), Bush walks and The Beehive packed with delicious old fashioned lollies (including the famous Remarkables Sweet Shop range).
We recommend at least 1.5 hours to fully appreciate all of the attractions and activities that are available at Shantytown.
Entry includes - Steam Train Rides, sluice gun demonstration (when available) and Holographic Theatre Show.