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Founders Park

87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64(0)3 5482649
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Ranked #7 of 16 Attractions in Nelson
Type: Outdoors
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Nelson, New Zealand
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Founders Park is a delightful place to wander around exploring the old buildings etc. They also host some great events and markets and of course the annual book fair. Free entry for locals which is a bonus deal for us :-)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We were there when the Arts Festival was on amazing. We enjoyed a great cup of coffee and a peanut butter sandwich.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Saw the place, parked and spent several hours lost in yesteryear, complete with excellent cafe, with micro brewery for the bored to look at.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Walking through the windmill reception area to the Main Street with old shops bringing the past alive. Loved the train, coaches and plane parked beside the old station guards house now used by a top notch weaver twilltextiledesign.

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Queensland, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We've spent an excellent day at the historical park. The park has a rich collection of old buildings antique furniture and memories of the days gone by. They also have a very good cafe on the site.

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Thames, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Our visit to Founders park was a bit disappointing as nearly everything was closed and it was a Saturday afternoon.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The buildings and information were interesting and informative. One can tell this attraction is well maintained. However we found the cafe very limited and overpriced.

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Franz Josef, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Visited this attraction due to the "historical aspect" of the attraction. Even though it was a weekend and the weather stunning we were almost the only people there, which made it feel a little like a "ghost town". Did except that there would be a little more information in regard to the buildings etc. There is also the potential for... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
28 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Love the old original buildings here and how they've been restored/maintained. Lots of green space for picnics and lots of interesting things to see and info to absorb. I was surprised to see businesses operating from here and think that is a great addition to the space. We wandered through whilst on a cycle one day and will definately return... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Visited, mainly to go to Founders Brewery. The park itself was kind of interesting, but probably most suited to families. The brewery was awesome though.

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