Working in a holiday park is quite handy when you become the tourist yourself on days off:
- It means you HAVE to learn about and know the area you are in to give guests the information they want and need.
- Lots of friendly people will come back and give you feedback on the places they visited.
The Founders Park in Nelson is one such place, a couple of American ladies we had staying came in raving about the place, so thats where we headed this morning. I didn’t really know what to expect, but it is quite charming and you enter it through this quaint windmill 🙂
The park is essentially a village made from reclaimed buildings from around the area, all bundled together to give you a 3D history lesson you can walk around. With a bakers, cobblers, brewery… It makes for an interesting walk and gives you an idea of New Zealand in the 1800’s.
There were however, a few modern conveniences, such as this rather good looking (and tasting!) coffee 😛
A favourite feature of mine was this plane, mainly because you could go and have a look inside…
On the way out we spotted a Japanese gardens, so had a quick walk around, Ive never felt so much like a Panda wondering around the bamboo 😀