Where History Comes To Life
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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
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