Be like the locals and go wharf jumping in Mapua, the perfect way to cool off after a day spent browsing the boutique shops, galleries, icecream stalls, wine bar, brewery and eateries in the area
Mapua Wharf is one of Nelson Tasman’s most popular dining, shopping and
recreation attractions, overlooking the picturesque Waimea Estuary.
a fruit-shipping port, the old cool-store buildings are now home to a number of
restaurants, wine bars, breweries, galleries and giftshops. A pedestrian-only
zone gives the wharf a relaxed vibe and provides ample opportunity for visitors
to enjoy the flavours, scenery and artisan offerings on offer in this special
the summer months, you’ll find adventurous souls jumping from the wharf into
the tidal current below, whilst all year round people dine alfresco by the sea,
indulge in some boutique shopping or set off on the cycle trail that weaves
through the village.
There is a carpark just before you reach the wharf, at the end of
Aranui Road in Mapua. If travelling by bike, a cycle ferry connects the wharf
with Rabbit Island on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail.