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Mapua & Ruby Coast

Visitor Information

Stretching along the coastline between Nelson and Motueka, the charming coastal settlements of Tasman, Ruby Bay and Mapua provide a range of village and country accommodation settings.

With its own unique wharf and estuary setting, the village of Mapua offers shops, eco activities, art studios, gourmet cafés and restaurants.






  • Vineyards
  • Cellars
  • Winery & Art
  • Grapes
  • Sunset
25 boutique wineries from the hills to the plains crafting exquisite wines. Journey into the countryside and meet the winemakers at their cellar doors. Bask in the sunshine, enjoy lunch at one of the vineyard cafes, select wines for your cellar, browse the giftshops or visit child friendly venues.

You'll also discover art exhibitions, luxurious vineyard accommodation and breathtaking views in the picturesque hills and plains of Nelson. Simply unforgettable.

Sense . . . Experience . . . Taste . . . Savour . . .

While known first for exquisite examples of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the region has a great reputation for the aromatic varieties - Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer as well as its own distinctive take on Sauvignon Blanc and some superb stickies. Nelson wines are sold all over the world, but you have the chance to experience our wines in the place they are created.
Wine Art - PO Box 3344, Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand
Ph: 021 101 0366
Email: info@winenelson.co.nz   Website: www.winenelson.co.nz


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  • Boardwalk
  • Ready To Hit The Trail
  • Big Smiles
  • Mountain Bike Park
  • Headquarters
  • All Your Biking Requirements
Trail Journeys have been operating a cycle tour, bike hire and itinerary planning company on the Otago Central Rail trail since its inception back in the year 2000 and now offer the same quality services in Nelson on Tasman's Great Taste Trail.

Trail Journeys offer a trail information service, bike hire and sales including electric mountain bikes, all children's seat & trailers, itinerary planning, transport, luggage transfer, accommodation bookings and bike maintenance and servicing as well as operating the Mapua ferry service from Rabbit Island to Mapua and return.

We also have bike hire available at the Kaiteriteri lodge & Beached Whale restaurant, servicing the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park and Great Taste Trail with Mountain Bikes, Comfort Bikes and Fat Bikes.
Trail Journeys - The Coolstores, 8 Aranui Road, Mapua Wharf, Nelson 7005, New Zealand.
Freephone: 0800 292 538   Ph: 03 540 3095
Email: nelson@trailjourneys.co.nz   Website: www.trailjourneys.co.nz


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