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Founders Park

87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 2649
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So Lovely!

Founders Park on a Saturday around midday on a very cold day, was not at all busy ... in fact, we... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
via mobile
Great place for family

lots to see especially if you want to be transferred into some historic times, great foods and... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Mapua, New Zealand
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87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 2649
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Founders Park on a Saturday around midday on a very cold day, was not at all busy ... in fact, we felt as though we had it mostly to ourselves! We had a lovely stroll around the grounds, browsing through the gorgeous shops, soaking up...More

Thank AlyDuff
Reviewed 16 May 2017

lots to see especially if you want to be transferred into some historic times, great foods and drinks there, and historic items from what used to be made by people

Thank Andreas4321
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

What a great place. They had so many little buildings that took you back in time with the memorabilia. We spent hours here exploring. There is even an old freighter plane that you can go inside.

Thank catchfab
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I loved Founders Park it's a great place for the whole family. Lots of fun for little ones, plenty of opportunities for imaginative low tech play. The buildings are beautiful and well maintained. The food in the cafe was really delicious and now on the...More

Thank AnitaSW2011
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Interesting place to visit and we had great weather the day we went so tried the beer tasting on offer there and pleasantly surprised.Summer time they have train rides on offer which weren't going this time of year but that was ok by us.Broad range...More

1  Thank stirling614
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Outdoor walk around museum, it was great. Lots to see and do. They have little shops were you can watch people working and making things. Lots of things for children. While we were there the kids were making a city from cardboard boxes. Nice way...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Visited with young family. It was interesting enough for all of us. We ended the visit at the brewery while the kids played on the playground. Perfect

Thank hallidayfamily
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome way to know abour history of Nelson and have a frw beera after. Great walk just by the water front to get there. Really recommended to everyone.

Thank Leticia S
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Our family of three spent a good number of hours here viewing the exhibits which were great. We had a train ride, spoke to the sailmaker who worked on the America cup and had lunch which was Lovely. My other half also had the beer...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We love to visit Founders Park with our young daughter and 90 year old Grandma. Staff are warm and friendly, the attractions are well maintained and interesting. The plane and the trains are fascinating, and it's great that you can actually climb aboard!

Thank Veronica C
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