Type of Attraction
Shantytown Heritage Park, located roughly six miles south of Greymouth, opened in 1971. The park includes 30 re-created historic buildings making up a 19th-century gold-mining town. In 1968, local enthusiasts formed the West Coast Historical and Mechanical Society. The park opened to the public on Jan. 23, 1971. Shantytown features a re-created narrow-gauge bush tram line using a 19th-century sawmill tram track. It runs 1.5 km from the Shantytown train station to a terminus at the Infants Creek Sawmill.