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, Harrison Function Centre, Village Green, the newly refurbished 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. Our education facilities offer a wonderful environment for student learning modules. Our school teacher has programmes to suit all abilities.

 

No visit to the Taranaki Pioneer Village would be complete without taking a ride on the ‘Pioneer Express’ train. A popular way to view the complex it encircles the property.

 

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

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Functions & Events

 

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

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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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Weddings

 

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

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Shakee Pear Cafe

 

With a wide range of freshly prepared meals and cabinet food, the Cafe is a “must-do” when visiting Pioneer Village.
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Pioneer Village

About Us

We are passionate about Pioneer Village and showcasing New Zealand’s unique pioneer history. Aiming to bring history alive, we are on a journey to bring new and innovative experiences to visitors that will engage, enthrall and educate.

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Main South Road, Stratford
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+64 6 765 5399

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