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Founders Park

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Address: 87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Great day and good beer!

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.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leticia S
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Reviewed yesterday NEW 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

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Leticia S
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 taster platter... Well worth the visit

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Thank Helen W
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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!

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Thank Veronica C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafe/pub/brewery is great. There is tons of stuff to see to learn more about nelson's past and there is a huge carrier plane which is open to go into.

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tugun
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looked rather small from the road , but once inside found the Site extremely good , even has a good Pub & Food . I am originally from Blenheim but have lived overseas for over 45 yrs , so for me it was like revisiting yesteryear which i loved . A must to visit

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Thank keezaTugun
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit. We spent a good part of a day here, and our younger children also really enjoyed the outing. Admission charges are very reasonable. The toilets within the park are extremely well maintained and cleaned. Lots of interesting displays and some interactive displays too. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank sari72014
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a descendant of an early Nelson pioneer it was interesting to see the model boat that early settlers travelled on to Nelson in the 1840's and to see the buildings that were built by them.

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Thank Graham F
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As an out of town tourist, $7 entrance fee is awesome. Too often prices are not comparitive to what is offered. It is a very pleasant place to spend 1 hour. It isn't the most exciting place you will go to but I quite enjoyed it and would recommend for a bit of nostalgia!

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Thank chchgecko
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Organised a conference here and had the most amazing service in such a very unusual location. Delegates enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the wonderful catering as well as the chance to visit the exhibits on site.

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