Founders Park

Founders Park, Nelson: Address, Phone Number, Founders Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Founders Park
4.5
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Simon D
Auckland, New Zealand645 contributions
Mar 2022
We stopped by mid afternoon on a Monday. A couple of staff about working on things on the property, but a lot of exhibits were otherwise closed/shut and very few people about on the day we stopped in - may have been Covid impacted? Nobody at the front desk either, so it was a free visit otherwise I think the entry fee may have been a little high for what we saw or could access, and the train was also not running that day.
A few period buildings about that have been well looked after in the main street. The highlights for me really were an old cargo plane in great condition, some older buses (Newmans), a stagecoach and some older transport vehicles and accompanying stories to read/listen to.
Written 16 April 2022
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townsend4
worcestershire, England157 contributions
Apr 2022
An awesome way to spend at least 3 hours. So much to see and spread out well. Extremely well worth the money. Disappointed that the cafe wasn't open as it would have made us visit longer
Written 13 April 2022
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jjwicken
6 contributions
Jan 2022
Authentic buildings, either original or replicated well. Easy road layout to follow to view all the buildings and informative information about each one.
Written 17 January 2022
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01MelB68
Whanganui, New Zealand38 contributions
Jun 2021
A good way to spend a couple of hours. Lots to look at - we went in June so off season and quite quiet. Being able to climb inside the plane was fun - would keep kids amused for a while with all the different buildings and displays.
Written 20 June 2021
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Bill D
Auckland, New Zealand379 contributions
Jun 2021
I have lived in Nelson but this holiday visit was my first time at Founders Park.
Do not miss a visit if you are on holiday it a an excellent view of our past
Written 18 June 2021
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Colonial 5024
Nelson, New Zealand13 contributions
Mar 2021
Founders Park is a nice historic park in a sunny location. It offers exploration amongst the buildings with great facts and history within. There is also a cafe and playground and a train that occasionally takes you on a nice trip around the area. The best thing is that if you're local you don't need to pay and if you're not local, you only have to pay a very small amount. I would highly recommend giving this place a visit.
Written 6 April 2021
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Nanniebobbin
Hastings, New Zealand74 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
Great afternoon had, awesome little place to visit, great for kids, interesting little history messages around the place and nice to see some of the old historic buildings save.
Written 3 April 2021
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Michelle Dee
Ashburton, New Zealand175 contributions
Feb 2021 • Friends
This place is just super cute just love it. Lots of wee things here even a bar too. We were in the community hall bit for a wedding reception but didnt show photos of this in respect of the bride and groom.
Written 12 March 2021
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Nik K
2 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
Well preserved and well maintained collection of beautiful buildings with interesting historical displays. Handy cafe with a good range of beverages and counter dishes.
Written 9 March 2021
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Margaret H
Auckland Central, New Zealand15 contributions
Feb 2021 • Friends
This is a delightful place to visit.. Very pretty grounds a d interesting old style buildings. All in first class condition.
Written 18 February 2021
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