Taranaki Pioneer Village

Train at Taranaki Pioneer Village
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Taranaki 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 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.

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