Ride The Train

Train ride fun at Founders

Train ride fun at Founders

Nelson Railway Society

Enjoy the experience of a railway that has all the flavour of the Nelson to Glenhope line.  The Nelson Railway Society, formerly the Grand Tapawera Railroad Co., began in the late 1980s.  It intended setting up a working railway at Kohatu using the old existing railway formations, but in 1991 the decision was made to move to Founders Heritage Park.

Train Times

The train runs from 11am - 4pm on every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from Labour Weekend until Easter.

The railcar runs from 11am - 4pm every Saturday and Sunday when the train is not running all year and daily during the school holidays, weather permitting.

If required, most wheelchair passengers can be carried.


Adult $6, Children $4

To make a booking call Jim 027 223 9766