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Rabbit Island and Beyond

Mapua means ‘abundance’ in Maori and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Situated on the Waimea Estuary right in the middle of the Tasman Bay just a 35 minute drive from Nelson City, Mapua is a magical spot to relax, enjoy fine food and drink and challenge yourself to some amazing cycling. With cafes, pubs, restaurants, wine bars and a brewery, the choice of local craft beer, wine and dining options are first class. Local favourites on the Mapua Wharf include locally sourced fish & chips and real fruit ice creams.

Situated right in the heart of the Tasman Great Taste Trail, Mapua is the perfect location to cross on the Mapua Ferry and explore Rabbit Island & Beyond. These are some of the region’s most popular day adventures with stunning scenery, wineries, breweries, history and activities.

per adult from

$71

NZD

Duration

1 to 7 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Return to Mapua Ferry crossing
    • Cycle equipment including hybrid trail bike, helmet, repair kit, panniers or carrier bag, odometer and trail documentation
    • Souvenir map
    What's excluded :
    • Food (own cost)
    • Airport pick-up (Leaves 10:05am & 3:05pm) $20pp NB: bookings required
    • Trail Hopper Transport to Mapua and back to Nelson is available for $40pp
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Kiwi Journeys, 37-39 Halifax Street Nelson, Nelson 7010 New Zealand

    When you arrive we kit you out with all the equipment you need to enjoy your day. We fit a detailed map to your handlebars which also highlights all the great food and beverage stops along the trail.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mapua, Mapua, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island

    Mapua means ‘abundance’ in Maori and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Situated on the Waimea Estuary right in the middle of the Tasman Bay just a 35 minute drive from Nelson City, Mapua is a magical spot to relax, enjoy fine food and drink and challenge yourself to some amazing cycling. With cafes, pubs, restaurants, wine bars and a brewery, the choice of local craft beer, wine and dining options are first class. Local favourites on the Mapua Wharf include locally sourced fish & chips and real fruit ice creams.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Rabbit island, Nelson 7081 New Zealand

    From the Mapua Wharf, the Mapua Ferry whisks you over to Rabbit Island where the peace and quiet will give you time to clear your head. Spend as long as you want exploring the white sandy beaches and trails around the island or carry on cycling towards Richmond crossing farmland, a swing bridge and amazing boardwalks over the estuary. It pays not to forget to visit an award winning winery or brewery for lunch along the route. The best part of this ride is that it is all flat, but we can still offer you the option to take an e-bike too!

    This is Kiwi Journeys most popular day out, it’s an absolute ‘must do’ when visiting Nelson! The peace and tranquillity as you cycle from gorgeous plantation forest to open farmland and around the estuaries just makes you realise how good it is to be alive.

    The journey is also a fantastic day out for the whole family! We can provide kiddie’s seats, trailers and tag along bikes so there is something for everyone. You just need to remember to bring your swimming gear to cool off afterwards!

    Duration: 5 hours

  • Departure Point :
    8 Aranui Road, Best Island, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • All heights must be advised at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Language

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Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Mapua Ventures Ltd (trading as: Kiwi Journeys)

Activity ID: V-42051P4

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