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 - Cycle the Great Taste Cycle Trail in Nelson, NZ 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 - With over 45 years knowledge within the Transport Industry we can offer solutions to your transport requirements be they local or regional see us first. 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 anywhere. A flexible, affordable service.
Mobile-friendly - Pine Hill Lodge and the Pine Hill Serenity Vineyard invite you to experience the tranquillity of our accommodation that's set amongst rows of vines and the undulating hills of Nelson's Ruby Bay. Located halfway between Nelson town centre and the Abel Tasman National Park, our lodging offers the ideal setting for relaxation and access to a broad variety of activities.
Mobile-friendly - Escorted, customised tours driving our Jaguar, MG and Alfa Romeo, classic and modern sports cars. Drive up to five different cars during your tour on the scenic uncrowded roads of the South Island, New Zealand.
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 - Immerse yourself in pure luxury at this secluded retreat looking out to the stunning waters of the Waimea Estuary. Te Koi the Lodge offers the ultimate escape for the seasoned traveler - a luxury lodge filled with charm and basking in natural beauty. Set amidst luscious gardens on a secluded point, Te Koi plays to all the senses.
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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Kirtan - Yoga Mantra Music
Retreat to the Krishna Centre at the Maitai River Lodge, just minutes from Nelson city. Be uplifted by the yoga mantra infused music (kirtan) and enjoy the nourishing vegetarian community dinner afterwards. All ...
Where: Krishna Centre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 14 Ralphine Way, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 5:30pm on Tuesday 7th May 2019
To: 7:30pm on Tuesday 28th May 2019
8-week Salsa Course - Beginner
Salsa has been sweeping the world by storm for a few decades now! Come learn this fun & addictive partner dance, discover the world of Latin dancing, and I guarantee you'll wonder how you went on without it before! ...
Where: Trafalgar Hall, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 67 Trafalgar St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Tuesday 7th May 2019
To: 8:30pm on Tuesday 25th June 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 23rd April 2019
To: 6:30pm on Tuesday 1st October 2019
Comedy On the Rocks
Come down to Kismet Cocktail & Whisky Bar and join host, Mike O'Malley for a dram of Nelson's finest stand-up comedy. McFrog, Sarah O'Connell, Glenn Cousins and Steve Wilbury will provide you with all the laughs and ...
Where: Kismet Cocktail & Whisky Bar, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 151 Hardy Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 22nd May 2019
To: 10:00pm on Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Nelson Farmers Market
Every Wednesday Rain or Shine the Farmers Market comes to Kirby Lane bringing you local fresh produce and products from all over the top of the south region. Come down have lunch and sample some incredible deals and ...
Where: Kirby Lane, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 105 Bridge Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:30am on Wednesday 6th March 2019
To: 1:30pm on Wednesday 26th February 2020
A 8 week course exploring the benefits and joys of Nia - a holistic movement practice that feels great, aids fitness and over all well-being and is fun! Suitable for those new to Nia and those regular students who ...
Where: Studio Evolve, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Kinzett Terrace, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 8th May 2019
To: 8:30pm on Wednesday 26th June 2019
My Name is Moana
Water, ocean, moana, music – ‘My Name is Moana’ is an intimate 90-minute tribute to the ocean, led by celebrated singer/songwriter Moana Maniapoto, arts laureate and a 2016 inductee into the NZ Music Hall of Fame. ...
Where: Playhouse Cafe & Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 171 Westdale Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00pm on Thursday 23rd May 2019
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 23rd May 2019
NCMA’s Lunchtime Series: Polly & The Minstrel
Siobhan Sweeney and Nathan Torvik are a longstanding duo from Nelson, NZ. Siobhan's heartfelt vocals and original song writing, together with Nate's sensitive guitar accompaniment and virtuosic instrumental abilities ...
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 48 Nile St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 1:00pm on Thursday 23rd May 2019
To: 1:45pm on Thursday 23rd May 2019
CrestClean Franchise Seminar
We invite you to join us for an informal presentation about how you can create a stable financial future with a Cleaning or a Property Caretaking franchise. In the 60-minute presentation you’ll learn: How ...
Where: CrestClean, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 11 Bullen St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:00pm on Thursday 23rd May 2019
To: 7:00pm on Thursday 23rd May 2019
4-week Bachata Course - Beginner
Learn this fun, modern, sensual dance to warm up for the winter! Have a partner? Have an awesome time, and learn a skill that both can enjoy for years to come! Don't have a partner/date? Join our local dance scene ...
Where: Stoke Memorial Hall, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 548 Main Rd, Stoke, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:10pm on Thursday 9th May 2019
To: 8:10pm on Thursday 30th May 2019