Where History Comes To Life

Welcome to Pioneer Village

Taranaki Pioneer Village on State Highway 3, just south of Stratford in Central Taranaki, offers 10 acres of Taranaki Heritage. Take a nostalgic stroll through yesteryear and experience an outdoor museum presenting the life of Taranaki pioneers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries – recall childhood memories and introduce ‘the good old days’ to the younger generation”

 

The Pioneer Village outdoor museum also offers a beautiful venue for weddings, family and corporate functions with the Mangatoki Church, Village Green, the Court House and Opunake Railway Station. Onsite catering is available. The Shakee Pear Cafe has a relaxed, warm atmosphere with adjacent children’s playground.

 

Take a school excursion and go back in time to learn about New Zealand history. Our education facilities offer a wonderful environment for student learning with programmes to suit all abilities.

 

No visit to the Taranaki Pioneer Village would be complete without taking a ride on the ‘Pioneer Express’ train. The train encircles the property and is a popular way to view the museum.

 

A major central Taranaki visitor attraction that appeals to all ages with modern amenities which contrast with a ‘stepping back in time’ experience as visitors enter village main street

Functions & Events

 

The purpose built function area is perfect for your next event, meeting or business conference.

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Weddings

 

One of the most idyllic venues in Taranaki to make your special day something to remember

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Education

 

Enhance learning experiences with a visit to the Pioneer Village – 40 historic buildings and artefacts and themed programmes to suit.
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