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Founders Park

87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 2649
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Visit w kids

Fabulous spot with beautiful old buildings, old train, old busses, planes old printing press and so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maja M
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Great Saturday Afternoon Activity

We enjoyed visiting the historic old buildings with a wealth of artifacts and historical... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
canadakate_11
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87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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+64 3-548 2649
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous spot with beautiful old buildings, old train, old busses, planes old printing press and so much more. Great fun for kids and adults. We spent 2 h exploring around. Would recommend.

Thank Maja M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed visiting the historic old buildings with a wealth of artifacts and historical information. A couple of good audio-visual presentations showing the history of Nelson. Fabulous 'ships in bottles' collection. Great history of transportation in the last two centuries. Lovely gardens surrounding World Wars...More

Thank canadakate_11
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stroll around Founders Park although were disappointed to discover we couldn't end our time here due to the brewery now being closed! Regardless, it's an interesting place and well worth the minimal entry fee.

Thank Emsy22
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A minimal entrance charge for non NZ residents and plenty of space to stroll at your leisure. Lots of history and buildings moved from some other areas in Nelson, a coffee shop and juice bar available. For the children a train rums a short distance...More

Thank Keithbath D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The buildings are lovely. The whole place is in need of urgent TLC. The exhibits desperately need some attention and more labels on to,let us know what they are.....

Thank BeverleyJ16
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since we like walking anyway this want a big deal, it is on the other end of town, we paid the $7 fee to get in and inside you can see an old replica of what an old NZ town would look like. There wasn't...More

Thank Dj M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You name it, this reproduction of a small town has it, with many types of buildings from all over the Nelson area. There are train rides on weekends and lots of interesting things to see for all ages. In addition to everything listed in the...More

Thank Martin7276
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Congratulations Nelson you are retaining your heritage very well for all to enjoy. The park is extensive and includes many different historical buildings and businesses with heaps of memorabilia for each. The Flying Fox ride is particularly good but others including Newman’s transport I found...More

Thank Nonapama
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Such neat wee buildings with lots of interesting things to learn about. I did find it sad that the gift shops weren't open (on a Saturday!). Everything was really well kept however and I learned a lot. The place had a really neat playground if...More

Thank R2032AIalexm
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

One of Nelsons great places to visit something of interest for all age groups l love the railway and the old coaches and as a bonus great beer .

Thank Alan B
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