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Higgins Park and it’s family of museums is the home to a large variety of exhibits ranging from hand tools to New Zealand’s largest portable steam engine. Other rarities include the last known, original, 1913 International 15hp tractor in the world; a superbly restored R & P tractor from 1918, one of only three remaining; the Rover Club of Nelson’s club rooms designed as an old garage with antique petrol pumps and of course, the original sawmill restored by Ross Higgins that helped start Higgins Park.

Higgins Heritage Park

Higgins Heritage Park

Higgins Heritage Park has a range of museums, which include many fun activities and show days, as well as lots of interesting historical information.

Family Friendly Days Out

Higgins Heritage Park is a great place to go and spend the day with your family learning about the history of steam, logging and so much more.

Something for Everyone

Whether you are into steam, logging or want to spend the day making a knife you will find something at Higgins Heritage Park for you.

Travelling in the Nelson Region?

Higgins Park can be found on Kayak Travel Guides, along with lots of other useful information about where to stay and what to do while in the Nelson region.

Where to find us
Upcoming Dates
Sun 19

Park open day

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jan 16

Park Open day

January 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jan 29

Annual Vintage Engine & Machinery show days

January 29, 2022 - January 30, 2022
Yesteryear Show
Proudly supported by "Top of the South" Lions Club in New Zealand, and:
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