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Founders Park

87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 2649
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So many events here

It is worth keeping an eye on What's On because so many great events happen here. Even when there... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alli C
Neat park

This park was a nice way to kill a little time in Nelson. Not overly exciting, but informative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fredericton, Canada
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (22 reviews)
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87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 2649
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is worth keeping an eye on What's On because so many great events happen here. Even when there is no event, it's worth a visit. Locals get in free, if they sign in. The cafe/brewery is worth a visit but I found the cup...More

Thank Alli C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park was a nice way to kill a little time in Nelson. Not overly exciting, but informative. Seems like a convenient place to take children.

Thank jn897212
Reviewed 1 week ago

Founders Park is a wonderful place to visit, explore, discover and be a part of New Zealand's past. Whilst we visited mid-week when it was much quieter, a weekend visit for families would offer a day's outing, complete with train rides and more of the...More

Thank Bronwyn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Founders is an amazing venue for weddings and many other occasion - from a beautiful intimate church to large rooms which can be decorated for a wonderful reception. The surrounding grounds have many and varied places for photographs- from weepy willows by the lakeside, to...More

Thank vickiturnbull
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Nelson once or twice a year for a long time, but only found out about Founders Park now! This is the best heritage park we have been to, and at $7 per adult and $5 for seniors, it is great...More

Thank Kiwipj
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This portrayal of early Nelson is certainly worth a visit. An excellent place to take visitors and to top it all off, a very nice cafe/eatery and brewery on site. What more could you want on a nice sunny Nelson day.

Thank nzk7
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Kids are free under 12 and only $7 for an adult. Great to spend an hour or two looking back at the history of Nelson. We went on a Monday, would be good to go on a weekend when there may be more happening such...More

Thank culz
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is a must see if you are in Nelson. Put aside half a day to get the most out of it. Ideal for all the family, and lots for the kids to see and do. First class displays. Maybe time visit for when the...More

Thank kjs465
Reviewed 20 October 2017

An interesting place to wander to see the development & history of the Nelson region. Plenty of old building showing the original goods & services of bygone eras. A small train to ride on and Founders Brewery & Cafe to relax in

Thank Lathkill
Reviewed 14 October 2017

How to fill a an afternoon showing the kids 'what used to be'. Buildings that have been returned to former glory, businesses - such as old printing presses, tobacconists, sitting alongside businesses such as screen printing. Came in the 'quiet' period before peak season so...More

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