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The goal of Higgins Heritage Park is to provide all New Zealanders and International visitors the opportunity to see the various forms of transport, logging, farming and other heritage exhibits and history from the years of our forefathers.

Higgins Heritage Park Inc is an umbrella organisation which exists for the overall benefit of Higgins Heritage Park Member Groups.

Higgins Heritage Park is at 222 Pigeon Valley Road, Wakefield, Nelson / Tasman, New Zealand and manages 11 acres of land of which 6.5 acres were donated by Mr Ross Higgins.


Ross Higgins
Chair Person
Michael Higgins
Secretary / Treasurer
David Win / Allan Palmer
Park Manager
Allan Palmer
Member Representatives
Grant Ellis, Mort Brown, Philippa Hoult, Diane Win, Adrian Chandler, Gavin Hill, Jim Balck, Hilton Win, David Holmes, Chris Turner, Len Bolger, Paul Curnow

Member Groups

Also at the park

  • Working Sawmill
  • Steam Machinery
  • Harry Holmwood Memorial Museum
  • Make a Knife
  • Chainsaw & Early Logging
    Collection & Activities
  • Rural Life Museum
  • G and HO model train sets

Operations of the Member Groups, and any associated displays, are provided by dedicated volunteers. The main criteria for inclusion at Higgins Heritage Park include:

  • Heritage collections
  • Social and cultural history of the Nelson / Tasman district
  • Yesteryear items relating to:
    Machinery, Steam, Mechanical, Horse Drawn
    Yesteryear & Rural Life Household, Farming, Forestry, Transport (Cars, Trucks, Bush Tramway)

An Operations Manual provides the policies and procedures for the safety of operations within the Higgins Heritage Park campus. The Higgins Heritage Park Health & Safety Policy is displayed within each Member Group premises and Health & Safety awareness for all visitors is also provided on the information board at the park entrance.

Visitor Safety Information
Where to find us
Upcoming Dates
Yesteryear Show
Proudly supported by "Top of the South" Lions Club in New Zealand, and:
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