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About Us – 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 is at 222 Pigeon Valley Road, Wakefield, Nelson / Tasman, New Zealand and manages 11 acres of land.

NZMCA motorhome / caravan parking for self-contained units.

Member Groups:

Also at the park:

  • Bush Railway Jigger
  • 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

Member Groups and associated displays are provided by dedicated volunteers and are based around:

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


222 Pigeon Valley Road

Postal Address:
C/- 42 Appaloosa Avenue


Secretary (027) 6316 786


Allan Palmer
Park Manager
[email protected]

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Open Hours

Steam-up on the 1st Sunday of each month September to May - 10am to 3pm
Members sheds and display open 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month September to April and 1st Sunday each month May to August - 10am to 3pm
Member Group Days - new members welcome - repair, restore, working bee and have a cuppa
Tuesdays - 10am to 3pm - Pigeon Valley Steam
Wednesdays - 10am to 3pm - Historic Transport Museum
Thursdays - 10am to 3pm - Nelson Vintage Engine and Machinery Club

Higgins Heritage Park Pigeon Valley Road

Higgins Heritage Park Pigeon Valley Road, Nelson, New Zealand

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