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Founders Park

87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 2649
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Interesting but needs work

Turned up on family day so it was busy but still easy to get around. Lots of interesting things to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Malvern, United Kingdom
via mobile
A lovely Place

Enjoyed wandering through the park . Excellent displays and lovely old buildings . Enjoyed a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vicki C
Mangawhai, , New Zealand
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87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 2649
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Turned up on family day so it was busy but still easy to get around. Lots of interesting things to look at but the displays could do with a good clean up. A lot more information could be supplied on what you were looking at

Thank Ponddweller
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed wandering through the park . Excellent displays and lovely old buildings . Enjoyed a morning coffee at the cafe. Very informative .

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our walk around Founder Park. We were constantly taken back in time and certainly bought back a lot of memories...... Newmans coachlines in particular as we used to travel quite often with Newmans. A great few hours were spent wandering around.

Thank Jacqbot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heaps to wander through what felt like a real life village from days gone by. Visited on a cool fine still day and that was reflected in our experience. Plenty to wander through at look at and learn about all facets of everyday life from...More

Thank jiemuzu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to founders park with the kids. Spent a couple of hours walking round (its bigger than I had at first expected) - lots of interpretation covering the history of just about everything. The kids favourite was the old bus depot, and I thought...More

1  Thank loocieloo2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 17 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 7 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 4 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
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