Shantytown

Shantytown

Unfold New Zealand’s Gold Mining History At Shantytown

Shantytown, situated in the West Coast region of the South Island, New Zealand, is one of the premier and historical attractions of the country. Sitting amidst the regenerative rain forest, it gives the visitors a practical sense of ‘what it was like to lead a life in the Maori Colonization’. Furthermore, the town encloses 30 fully restored historical buildings, which altogether, create a similar atmosphere as that of a 19th-century gold-mining town.

Strolling around this wonderful town, one will be able to easily make out the drastic changes that the people of New Zealand have adopted over the period of time. Shantytown allows visitors to participate as well as observe the most dynamic post-Maori colonization period, which further helps them in recreating every moment of the lives of the people, who used to live in this pioneer gold rushing town.

What’s Inside Shantytown?

Shantytown shares these pioneer discoveries and stories through a smart combination of sightseeing and experience. That said, it allows its visitors to ride the steam train through the native rainforests; it hosts races where people can actually claim their own gold; it also hosts a number of tours to a working sawmill. Thus, depicting exactly how the life of people was simulated by the great West Coast gold rushes of the 1860s.

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