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Visit this park in central Nelson, opened in 1892.

It was designed around part of the Maitai River called the Eel Pond, used as a food gathering place for Māori before colonial inhabitants.

The two wheelchair-accessible picnic tables are situated by the pond, they are surrounded by asphalt and easily accessible.

What does the venue say?

Queens Gardens is a beautiful example of a classical Victorian ornamental park. Centrally located information panels placed around the garden reveal its history. The gardens are part of a designated Historic Places Trust precinct.


  • Free attraction
  • Nature
  • Recreation and leisure

Accessible features

  • Accessible walkways
  • Accessible eating areas
  • Wheelchair access
  • Sensory features
  • Non slip flooring
  • Assistance and mobility dogs allowed

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