Founders Park

Currently Closed
  • Address: 87 Atawhai Dr, The Wood, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 7 USD
  • Tags: Park, Leisure, Family And Kids

The Founder’s Park is Nelson’s tribute to it’s own history. It’s preserved the way Nelson looked in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The beautiful streets and tranquil gardens are the result of an effort by Nelson citizens in the 1970’s, who even donation over 20000 historic artefacts to the Park. Of the things to do, there’s a plane that kids can clamber over; you can host birthday parties here; check if you can board the train that runs on the weekends; chech out the small ship-in-the-bottle exhibit and just stroll around absorbing the atmosphere. If you’re lucky, you might catch the autor Lloyd Jones wadering about.

  • There’s an excellent café where they also brew beer.
  • Go during the weekend.

  • Buses on Atawhai Drive 


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  • Founders Park Address: 87 Atawhai Dr, The Wood, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Founders Park Timing: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Founders Park Price: 7 USD
  • Best time to visit Founders Park(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:30 pm
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  • 43.49% of people who visit Nelson include Founders Park in their plan

  • 57.27% of people start their Founders Park visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Founders Park

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Founders Park

People normally club together Nelson South and Boulder Bank while planning their visit to Founders Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • very surprised we had so much fun in this park. Heaps of heritage building & collection. Great way to learn some local history & cultural. Inside of park is very clean too. Can not believe the admission is only $7 per adult. really good value for money. The only downside is their only cafe was closed when we were there. So, we could not enjoy our lunch there. Hopefully they will find another business to carry on that lovely garden cafe. recommend this amazing park to public. especially family people with children.

  • So great to see that these old buildings have been preserved for the future. It is so good that the young people of today can see the skills that their ancestors had as they settled in this beautiful country.

  • Free entry if you write your local address. Founders brewery and cafe are great with an enclosed playground. Stunning food and beer. The heritage park is a good place for the kids and adults to explore. Keep an eye out for the festival's.

  • Absolutely stunning displays of heritage buildings and crafts. Spent a lovely 4 hours there learning so much. Came away feeling enriched. Great value for money too!

  • It is a most informative place about the history of Nelson. Nice place to take your children to. Also has food and beverage facilities

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