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Founders Park

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

Such neat wee buildings with lots of interesting things to learn about. I did find it sad that the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
R2032AIalexm
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Rangiora
Well worth a look

One of Nelsons great places to visit something of interest for all age groups l love the railway... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan B
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (24 reviews)
“fire engine” (8 reviews)
“book fair” (7 reviews)
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87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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+64 3-548 2649
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"piece of history"
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"free entry"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our visit here on rather a cloudy day. Lots to see and enjoyed ride on little train, ‘Flying Fox’. Had lunch and coffee in little cafe, although not the fastest service was delicious. Also purchased beer to take out to our motel room at...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great park with vintage buildings and vehicles, an old plane and of course the train. A good restaurant and brewery on site adds the option of good food and tasting paddles.

Thank karenjG2649DT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great little place fill of NZ history, was interesting to see how things use to be. There is a vintage pane and a rail car which you can take a ride on. The place is Cheap to visit which makes it ideal if you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered around here on a beautiful Nelson morning. The place is well set up with a lovely sense of history. The kids enjoyed it immensely. We were happy to have a train ride then stopped off at the cafe which was delicious.

Thank Karla D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous wee historical village. The buildings are so beautiful, it’s all be put together amazingly, my husband and I loved wandering through the whole place. It’s a fantastic thing to do whilst in Nelson, there is a cafe and bar there, though...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a lovely place with old buildings of history, there is a cafe, founders is used for jazz concerts, book fair,car shows, weddings,etc

Thank jgardiner12
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time with my wife and two year old. The train ride was amazing and the attention to detail regarding the buildings was great. Extremely friendly staff. Would recommend if you have kids.

Thank geraldl300
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Everything you need for a perfect family day out. Delicious food at the cafe. A awesome place for visitors and kids.

Thank Melsun13
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