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Founders Park

87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 2649
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Nice park

Outdoor walk around museum, it was great. Lots to see and do. They have little shops were you can... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
David L
Banjar, Indonesia
via mobile
Awesome place

Visited with young family. It was interesting enough for all of us. We ended the visit at the... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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“old buildings” (23 reviews)
“train ride” (21 reviews)
“book fair” (6 reviews)
87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 2649
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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 25 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 22 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 21 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
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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.

Thank Fabulous F
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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...More

Thank keezaTugun
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

Thank sari72014
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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.

Thank Graham F
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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...More

Thank chchgecko
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