Westland Industrial Heritage Park

Westland Industrial Heritage Park, Hokitika: Hours, Address, Westland Industrial Heritage Park Reviews: 5/5

Westland Industrial Heritage Park

Westland Industrial Heritage Park
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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A team of volunteers are working tirelessly to restore/display some of the industrial history of Westland. Also they have built the Mudfish Bush Miniature Railway which meanders through native bush and past gardens on a 650 metre circuit track. There is the Big Engine Shed with working motors, Steam Shed (work in progress), Heritage & Learning Centre, Boatshed, Livery, Museum of Fire and much more. Entry is by donation and train rides are $2
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1-2 hours
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Andyroogolf
Christchurch, New Zealand152 contributions
Feb 2020
Was surprised at what was on display. Friendly staff here willing to show you and talk to you about the displays, only $5 donation needed, worth a visit
Written 6 March 2020
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Gretchen B
Scandia, KS8 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
A west coast stop for fans of vintage machinery should include the Westland Industrial Park. An ongoing project of area volunteers, this collection of buildings near the airport, houses a variety of equipment of the past. Mostly construction equipment, small utility boats and motors, local fire engines and commercial vehicles are included, plus a few Caterpillar crawlers and specialty tractors. A miniature railway is under construction. which will add appleal for visitors with young children. My favorite was an American built stagecoach that was used used the route between Christchurch and the west coast during the goldrush. What a thrilling and terrifying ride! Friendly volunteers welcomed us to tea. Fans of vintage machinery are the same all over the world.😁 Check out the heritage park web page for more details.
Written 17 February 2020
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KiwiTravellers18
Cambridge, New Zealand61 contributions
Jan 2020
Still a work in progress, but the volunteers who make everything happen at the Heritage Park are amazing! Vast breadth of knowledge among them, and they have so many amazing tales to tell of the displays and the history of Hokitika in general. Look forward to visiting again.
Written 11 January 2020
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L C
Duisburg, Germany2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
The Westland Industrial Heritage Park is part of the heritage walk in Hokitika. It’s an interesting place to see old machinery and talk to the wonderful volunteers that work on the bits of history. My personal favourite were the old fire trucks! Entry is free, but it’s definitely worth giving a donation to.
Written 22 November 2019
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Suz
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Family
We visited the park in a cold wet winters day and were welcomed by a group of friendly volunteers. We were shown around by one gentleman who had a wealth of knowledge about the different machines and it was a fantastic experience. Our 3 year old loved all the different fire engines and especially the opportunity to sit in them. Thank you for the friendly tour and good luck with all the plans for the future, we will be sure to visit again!
Written 9 July 2019
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Megan W
Waikari, New Zealand40 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Absolutely a must see whilst in Hokitika. Highlight of our 2 week holiday.The Volunteers that run this amazing place went out of their way to show us around.So grateful for the guided tour,like a trip down memory lane.My favourite was all the amazing collection of Fire Engines and equipment. All the best with the new miniature locomotive track .Definitely coming back next time we visit Hokitika.
Written 23 May 2019
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Jedsmom
Greymouth191 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Most fantastic collection and we were lucky enough to have our own personal guide. One of the volunteers showed us around and was so informative, interesting and passionate (thanks Gilby). Loved every minute (we were there at least 2 hours! so lots of minutes) and look forward to a return visit real soon.
Written 27 April 2019
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Martin H
17 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
A group of friends taking care of the historical machinery brought to NZ is doing a great job! Machines oldee than 100 years are being brought back to working state! For me nr. 1 non-nature activity in Hokitika.
Written 3 March 2019
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KiWombat-18
Auckland, New Zealand78 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
The coast has probably been raided by all other heritage collectors in the country, now finally a group of coasters is putting together their own collection.

Terrific collection of Fire service engines and appliances - lots of items condemned after the Christchurch earthquake have found a new home here - and work is well under way for an impressive model railway at the back of the lot adjoining the airport runway, should be great when finished later in '19.

I enjoyed the engine shed, but kids won't find too much to entertain themselves until the model rail is completed. Hopefully the chainsaw collection will be up and running then, along with several other NZ "firsts."
Written 4 January 2019
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HappySheep
Wellington, New Zealand1,609 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
Crafts and things made by locals, just near the airport on the same terrace area, worth checking out, open most days
Written 17 February 2018
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Westland Industrial Heritage Park is open:
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM