Founders Heritage Park
Miyazu Japanese Garden
This serene garden is full of sculptures, lanterns and ducks on placid ponds. Sit for a while and ponder something profound.
A short walk from the i-SITE, UBike hires city and mountain bikes from its caravan. Trail maps and tips, plus espresso to get you going.
Walking tracks ascend Botanical Hill, where a spire proclaims it the Centre of New Zealand . NZ’s first-ever rugby match was played at...
Founders Brewery & Café
Stocks foods for the sensitive, plus produce, organic tipples and natural bodycare. Food to go and coffee also on offer.
Founders Heritage Park information
Lonely Planet review
Two kilometres from the city centre, this park comprises a replica historic village with a bakery, chocolatier and museums. It makes for a fascinating wander, which you can augment with a visit to the onsite Founders Brewery & Café , NZ’s first certified organic brewery, where you can get brunch and wood-fired pizza. Tastings are $10; a 'backpacker special' grants park entry plus a tasting of three beers for $12.