Rabbit Island And Beyond - Nelson

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    8 Aranui Road, Best Island, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Mapua means abundance in Maori and it certainly doesnt 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 regions most popular day adventures with stunning scenery, wineries, breweries, history and activities.

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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 Trail Journeys most popular day out, its an absolute must do when visiting Nelson! The peace and tranquillity as you wander 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 kiddies 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!

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.



Souvenir map

Hybrid trail bike


Repair kit

Panniers or carrier bag


Trail documentation

Bottled water

Return to Mapua Ferry crossing


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

Additional Info

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