We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Founders Park

87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 2649
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Neat park

This park was a nice way to kill a little time in Nelson. Not overly exciting, but informative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jn897212
,
Fredericton, Canada
via mobile
An interesting day going back into history

Founders Park is a wonderful place to visit, explore, discover and be a part of New Zealand's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bronwyn P
Read all 379 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“train ride” (22 reviews)
“book fair” (6 reviews)
“fire engine” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
CONTACT
Website
+64 3-548 2649
Write a ReviewReviews (379)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 353 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park was a nice way to kill a little time in Nelson. Not overly exciting, but informative. Seems like a convenient place to take children.

Thank jn897212
Reviewed 1 week ago

Founders Park is a wonderful place to visit, explore, discover and be a part of New Zealand's past. Whilst we visited mid-week when it was much quieter, a weekend visit for families would offer a day's outing, complete with train rides and more of the...More

Thank Bronwyn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Founders is an amazing venue for weddings and many other occasion - from a beautiful intimate church to large rooms which can be decorated for a wonderful reception. The surrounding grounds have many and varied places for photographs- from weepy willows by the lakeside, to...More

Thank vickiturnbull
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Nelson once or twice a year for a long time, but only found out about Founders Park now! This is the best heritage park we have been to, and at $7 per adult and $5 for seniors, it is great...More

Thank Kiwipj
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This portrayal of early Nelson is certainly worth a visit. An excellent place to take visitors and to top it all off, a very nice cafe/eatery and brewery on site. What more could you want on a nice sunny Nelson day.

Thank nzk7
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Kids are free under 12 and only $7 for an adult. Great to spend an hour or two looking back at the history of Nelson. We went on a Monday, would be good to go on a weekend when there may be more happening such...More

Thank culz
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is a must see if you are in Nelson. Put aside half a day to get the most out of it. Ideal for all the family, and lots for the kids to see and do. First class displays. Maybe time visit for when the...More

Thank kjs465
Reviewed 21 October 2017

An interesting place to wander to see the development & history of the Nelson region. Plenty of old building showing the original goods & services of bygone eras. A small train to ride on and Founders Brewery & Cafe to relax in

Thank Lathkill
Reviewed 15 October 2017

How to fill a an afternoon showing the kids 'what used to be'. Buildings that have been returned to former glory, businesses - such as old printing presses, tobacconists, sitting alongside businesses such as screen printing. Came in the 'quiet' period before peak season so...More

Thank FamilyChisholm
Reviewed 12 October 2017

You had a visit during the homebrewers festival. We were very surprised to find this wealth of history behind the fence. Heaps of things to look at and walk around. Some great events held here and we liked the train. Will be back to visit...More

Thank Ngaizone
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Tides Restaurant & Bar
274 reviews
1.40 km away
The Kitchen
42 reviews
1.53 km away
The Free House Inn
82 reviews
1.53 km away
Deville
174 reviews
1.48 km away
Nearby Attractions
Centre of New Zealand
584 reviews
1.28 km away
Queen's Gardens
175 reviews
1.45 km away
Nelson i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
148 reviews
1.42 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Founders Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit