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

Founders Park - Review

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.

Founders Park Information

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

How To reach Founders Park by Public Transport

  • Buses on Atawhai Drive 


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TripHobo Highlights for Founders Park

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Founders Park

  • 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

Founders Park Trips

Founders Park, Nelson Reviews

  • 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.

  • Was an easy and pleasant walk from town. Reception was friendly. Coffee shop was open and employee out front was on his phone while we waited. Eventually we and another customer gave up waiting and left. Brew house and cafe was closed due to a retirement, (is for sale so should be up and running soon!). Crepe stand was tasty and appreciated. Good vehicles and displays to walk through, the plane was not open, however. Overall a fun area to visit if you have the time, the Japanese gardens are just a very short walk up the road as well

  • Love this historic piece of Nelson. Old fashioned stores and dental surgery my favourite. Could do with a cobweb clean out but kind of added to the character.

  • Kids loved having a play around and we all enjoyed stepping in the past. The gentlemen operating the train made our day! They obviously loved doing what they do and it made the experience even better. The entry fee is very affordable, which made paying extra for the train also affordable. Being able to share in the past w our family was a good day out. The shops were all closed, but would love to come back when they are open. We were a bit worried about being locked in on a Sunday avo, even though we were leaving 15min early.

  • A great range of historic building, (houses, dentist clinic, doctor surgery, fire station, post office, shops etc) Also vintage vehicles and machinery. A building full of model boats and another of trains. You can take a ride on a old rail car. The collection/history of Newman's buses and a stage coach was interesting. There is also a gift/souvenir shop and a playfound for the kids

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