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 - 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.
Our two new architecturally designed units offer stylish and modern, boutique accommodation with indoor-outdoor flow onto expansive decking. Both the Orange Apartment (a one bedroom, self-contained apartment) and the Blue Studio (a fully equipped studio unit) offer a warm and comfortable base for your next family holiday, romantic retreat, or a weekend escape.
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 - 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 - 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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Comedy On the Rocks
Head on down to Kismet Cocktail & Whisky Bar for some of Nelson's finest stand-up comedy laughs, lovingly matured at the bottom of a bourbon barrel. With performances by Lady Di, Dave Vandy, Kelsey McClure, and Jake ...
Where: Kismet Cocktail & Whisky Bar, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 151 Hardy Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 17th July 2019
To: 9:30pm on Wednesday 17th July 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
Animates Nelson - School Holiday Activities
Looking for fun activities to do with the kids these school holidays? We have you covered! We're running free School Holiday activities in all Animates stores on Thursday 11 & 18 of July at 11am. Both sessions will ...
Where: Animates - Elms St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Elms Street, Stoke , Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 11:00am on Thursday 11th July 2019
To: 11:40am on Thursday 18th July 2019
The Red Plague
The play is based on the true life story of New Zealander, Ettie Rout, a journalist, campaigner and safe sex pioneer during the first world war, dubbed "the wickedest woman in Britain." Against government backing she ...
Where: The Suter Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 208 Bridge St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 18th July 2019
To: 9:00pm on Saturday 20th July 2019
Learn the Art of Screen-Printing
Learn the art of screen-printing while making your own creation inspired by our exhibition ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’. - Choose to print onto one of our tote bags or bring your own white t-shirt. - This ...
Where: The Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Cnr Hardy & Trafalgar Sts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 3:00pm on Tuesday 9th July 2019
To: 4:30pm on Thursday 18th July 2019
Te Tauihu Talks - A Conversation on Courageous Leadership
Te Tauihu Talks is a series of fireside chats being held across the Top of the South as part of the Te Tauihu Intergenerational Strategy project. The fireside chats will feature a number of invited guests who are ...
Where: Saxton Oval Pavilion, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Saxton Road, Stoke, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:00pm on Thursday 18th July 2019
To: 8:00pm on Thursday 18th July 2019
Gameshow of Thrones
Are you missing Game of Thrones? Never seen it? GREAT! TV's most epic story has come to a close on our small screens but a similar world is available for your pleasure every Friday in July at the Refinery ArtSpace. The ...
Where: Refinery ArtSpace, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 3 Halifax St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00pm on Friday 5th July 2019
To: 9:00pm on Friday 26th July 2019
With a love of both new tunes and old school classics, there’s an eclectic mix in Dayna Sanerivi's extensive song list. Her sound is influenced by Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Pop, and Funky Folk genres. Dayna performs ...
Where: The Boathouse, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Friday 19th July 2019
To: 10:30pm on Friday 19th July 2019
Rumba - Latin Party Nelson: Colombian IndepenDance
Hola amigos...RUMBA goes Colombian this time! As some of you know NelsonSon Afro & Latin Dance only run this event every 2 months and this time we've prepared an amazing experience in our new CASA (venue)! Colombian ...
Where: Little Rock Bar, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 165 Bridge Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Friday 19th July 2019
To: 3:00am on Saturday 20th July 2019
Levity Beet – Musical Invention Show
Levity Beet will have your children mesmerised and charmed with his latest live performance - The Musical Invention Show. Wowing adults and children alike in this lively and humorous 45-minute show, Levity will ...
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 48 Nile St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 2:00pm on Saturday 20th July 2019
To: 2:45pm on Saturday 20th July 2019