Mapua and Ruby Bay
The quaint coastal village of Mapua is a delightful place to while away a day. With a collection of waterfront restaurants, galleries, boutique shops, a brewery and an ice-cream parlour you will be well catered for.
Watch the local children jumping off the wharf into the ocean, try your hand at fishing or take the ferry across to Rabbit Island. You can also hire bikes from here to go for a ride on the Great Taste Trail – take in the sea views and visit wineries and art galleries along the way. more
The Ruby Coast road takes you through Tasman and Kina where you can discover more beaches, a golf course, picturesque picnic spots, cafes, galleries and wineries. With many accommodation options in the area it is easy to stay and enjoy all that is on offer.
What Do You Want To Do?
Mobile-friendly - Day sailing tours aboard fast comfortable catamarans. The most peaceful and relaxing way to see the Abel Tasman—New Zealand's best sailing location. With half-day, full-day, and multi-day options, we'll make the most of your time. Private charters for specialised tours available for groups up to 40.
Mobile-friendly - Luxury new boutique architecturally designed accommodation in secluded, three-acre stunning waterfront property with pool, on idyllic Kina Peninsula. Located within easy drive from Abel Tasman National Park; stunning beaches; Mapua and Nelson; local wineries, cafes and golf courses. The perfect getaway location for couples wanting a world class experience.
Mobile-friendly - Escorted, customised tours driving our Jaguar, MG and Alfa Romeo classic and modern sports cars, or yours. Enjoy up to five different cars touring the wonderful uncrowded roads of the South Island. Day or multi day trips on set dates or to your choice, taking in delightful destinations, riveting roads, characterful company, delicious dining, affable accommodation and stunning scenery!
Mobile-friendly - Involved in the hospitality and tourism industry for over 20 years, Destination Tasman is a locally owned and operated business based in Motueka run by locals Chrissy and Gary. We operate a pick up and drop off service from many locations including, Motueka, Kaiteriteri, Takaka, Collingwood, Marahau, Mapua, Nelson and everywhere in between.
Mobile-friendly - Cycle the Great Taste Cycle Trail in Nelson, New Zealand with The Gentle Cycling Company. Self-guided rides for lovers of food, art & beautiful landscapes. Single day wine or craft beer rides, multi day rides in stunning rural landscapes include routes to Kaiteriteri, gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park.
Mapua Leisure Park has excellent recreational opportunities, self-contained accommodation and camping facilities for all age groups. New Zealanders favourite piece of paradise year after year! Range of accommodation from roomy tourist motels with beachfront views to snug backpacker cabins, cosy chalets, spacious powered sites, tent sites. Relaxed island-like feel characterises this unique promontory on 25 acres of native woodland.
Mobile-friendly - Immerse in the tranquility of Pine Hill Lodge amongst its award winning vineyard. We are half way between Nelson and Abel Tasman National Park, perfect for enjoying the outdoors in the Park and Cycle Trail followed by wining and dining in Nelson. Our luxurious ensuite rooms with kitchenette and the outdoor spa pool make a relaxing base for your visit.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to the Tasman Motor Camp and Camping Ground. We're situated in the Tasman and are your ideal staging point for adventures in the Tasman Region. We have a number of accommodation options to cater for your needs including Sports Teams and larger groups. We're ideally located for a pleasant stay.
Mobile-friendly - Over 45 years knowledge within the Transport Industry. We offer solutions to your transport requirements, either local or regional, see us first. Nelson to Motueka shuttle, Airport transfers, prestige transport for individual and personalised Wine and Beer trail tours, transport for hiking/walking tracks. In fact we can pick you up from anywhere and drop you anywhere. A flexible, affordable service.
Mobile-friendly - Three beautifully renovated self-contained cottages nestled on the shore of the Waimea Inlet. Private and tranquil with wonderful estuary and mountain views. Situated halfway between Nelson City and the Abel Tasman National Park, the location is ideal for exploring the Nelson/Tasman region. Five minutes drive to excellent cafes, restaurants and galleries in Mapua Village.
Mobile-friendly - Stylishly different, city chic meets country style in these boutique holiday homes and glamping site on 2ha farm beside Mapua seaside village. 4 bedroom Copper Gate eco-house; 3 bedroom Corru Gate; 1 bedroom Briar Rose BnB; 1 bedroom Paris Suite romantic apartment; Kissing Gate glamping(TripAdvisor's top 14 in the world). Art, rural tranquillity, stunning design, organic orchards and SPACE.
Trampers transport to all tracks in the northern part of the South Island, including Kahurangi Park, Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman. For all numbers of persons we can pick up by 4WD from accommodation or airport anytime of day to one or both ends of tracks including: Heaphy, Tablelands, Wangapeka, the Cobb Valley, and the Leslie Karamea.
Mobile-friendly - One day Cycle & Sail - see the most stunning scenery on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail, and the amazing experience of Sailing in Tasman Bay. We have teamed up with Trail Journeys Nelson who supply you with the bicycle and cycle equipment to provide you a great day out
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Cardio Latino - Latin Fitness Mondays
*At our new place: Studio One. This is an energetic workout session that combines simple dance moves: Afro-Caribbean and Latin rhythms (Merengue, Afro Cuban, Reggaeton, Cha cha cha, Salsa, Mambo, Cumbia, etc). Get ...
Where: Studio One, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Rutherford Mews, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:15pm on Monday 21st October 2019
To: 8:15pm on Monday 16th December 2019
Beginners Yoga courses are designed for anyone to come along to learn yoga in a safe environment, classes are run at a slow pace and are also good for those wanting a gentler class or maybe the time just works for ...
Where: Studio Evolve, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Kinzett Terrace, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Monday 21st October 2019
To: 8:30pm on Monday 16th December 2019
A Baroque Christmas
The Choir of Newman College, University of Melbourne with The Affetto Players In this exciting Trans-Tasman collaboration, one of Australia’s leading chamber choirs combines forces with the celebrated New Zealand ...
Where: Nelson Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Trafalgar Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Tuesday 17th December 2019
To: 9:00pm on Tuesday 17th December 2019
Louise Hawke: The Nutcracker
Fall in love with the story of Tchaikovsky’s favourite ballet. Director Louise Hawke presents The Ballet Arts Company in a Christmas fairy tale dream of innocence and romance. Your family will love the storybook ...
Where: Theatre Royal Nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 78 Rutherford St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:30pm on Tuesday 17th December 2019
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 18th December 2019
Lunchtime Artist Demonstration - Dorothy Meharry
Dorothy Meharry will be demonstrating how to create imaginary flowers in mixed media using acrylics. Dorothy is a Nelson based artist and art turtor who completed her MFA with honours in 2005 at Whitecliff College of ...
Where: Wall To Wall Art Gallery, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 112 Bridge St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 12:00pm on Tuesday 17th December 2019
To: 2:00pm on Tuesday 17th December 2019
Nelson Beach Road Business Networking
Do you want to be part of a business networking community but can't get to early morning meetings? You're in the right place! Meet with other positive business owners in a supportive, fun environment. Set goals, ...
Where: Saltwater Bar & Kitchen, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 23 Beach Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 9:30am on Tuesday 15th October 2019
To: 10:30am on Tuesday 17th December 2019
Meditation & Mindfulness Training
Discover the scientifically proven benefits of meditation and mindfulness… - Reduce stress levels - Manage your emotions better - Improve heart health - Increase general well-being and happiness - Improve your ...
Where: Nelson Buddhist Centre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 87 Nile St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 5:30pm on Tuesday 12th November 2019
To: 6:15pm on Tuesday 17th December 2019
Nelson Tahunanui Business Networking
Calling all Business owners! Do you want to network with genuine business people in a supportive, fun environment? Meet with other positive business owners in a high energy, invigorating business meeting. Set ...
Where: Saltwater Bar & Kitchen, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 23 Beach Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30am on Tuesday 15th October 2019
To: 8:30am on Tuesday 17th December 2019
Comedy On the Rocks Christmas Special: CANCELLED
Join us for festive laughs and a midsummer night's dram at Kismet Cocktail & Whisky Bar. Every Wednesday in December until Christmas MC Mike O'Malley is hosting perfectly distilled local stand-up comedy from Jared ...
Where: Kismet Cocktail & Whisky Bar, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 151 Hardy Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 4th December 2019
To: 9:30pm on Wednesday 18th December 2019
Eddyline 5k Series
Weekly 5k run/walk event based at Eddyline Brewery & Pizzeria in Richmond over the Summer. A series of 5k events for runners and walkers. Wednesday evenings, starts 6th Nov thru 18th Dec, then restarts 5th Feb thru ...
Where: Eddyline Brewery, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 8 Champion Road, Richmond, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:00pm on Wednesday 6th November 2019
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 25th March 2020