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Founders Park

87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 2649
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Great heritage family day out

Visited in the heart of winter on a cold, drizzly day. Wonderful trip down Nelson ( and districts... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
So so

The beer tasting at the pub was my favourite part. The people were pleasant but it was a bit flat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Libby B
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87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 2649
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited in the heart of winter on a cold, drizzly day. Wonderful trip down Nelson ( and districts) memory lane, beautifully restored and maintained buildings and great tour guides. Kids loved the train and the engineering workshops. Great value too. Ice creams tasted delish even...More

Thank supermummyNZL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beer tasting at the pub was my favourite part. The people were pleasant but it was a bit flat. Perhaps better for children than adults

Thank Libby B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating range of historical objects are on display in this Park. There are some excellent artisans to visit and there's an awesome cafe and brewery. it's also a great place to hold an event.

Thank Ionabeaut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great venue for weddings. Also great place to visit with the kids on the weekends, lots of old vehicles and memorabilia to look at.

Thank dishandroomrvs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A place to take everyone a quaint place with something for everyone a place that shows history at it's best a ride on a steam train a cafe that sell their own beer and nice food as well for lunch a great weespot to see...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quite remarkable historical village predominantly covering early Nelson settlement and life. Accessed through a replica flour millers windmill with very helpful and welcoming staff it is well worth setting aside 2 or 3 hours to visit. The Miyazu Japanese Garden is adjacent...More

Thank Penny B
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Turned up on family day so it was busy but still easy to get around. Lots of interesting things to look at but the displays could do with a good clean up. A lot more information could be supplied on what you were looking at

Thank Ponddweller
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Enjoyed wandering through the park . Excellent displays and lovely old buildings . Enjoyed a morning coffee at the cafe. Very informative .

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We really enjoyed our walk around Founder Park. We were constantly taken back in time and certainly bought back a lot of memories...... Newmans coachlines in particular as we used to travel quite often with Newmans. A great few hours were spent wandering around.

Thank Jacqbot
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Heaps to wander through what felt like a real life village from days gone by. Visited on a cool fine still day and that was reflected in our experience. Plenty to wander through at look at and learn about all facets of everyday life from...More

Thank jiemuzu
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