Living in paradise has it’s advantages! Enjoy a leisurely day exploring the wineries and artisans that thrive on our doorstep. Take a Sea Kayak trip in Abel Tasman, or bike through beautiful forest trails. Indeed, even if relaxing on one of New Zealand’s premier beaches is as active as you want to get, the options are limitless.

Mapua has, over the last decade, become the sought after jewel in the Nelson crown. This is reflected in the house prices but you don’t need to worry about them whilst you are with us!

The Nelson region offers SO much to see and do, and with a sunny climate that is the envy of much of New Zealand, it is almost always a good day to get out and about.

The Personal Touch

Andy and Karen live on the property and are more than happy to give you the benefit of our experience when it comes to places to visit or more mundane things such as where to shop or even where to go house hunting!

Abel Tasman National Park

Famous for it’s sea kayaking, walking and scenic water-taxi tours. Viewing the stunning bays and wildlife is a must for any visitor to the area. We can help arrange water transport, so talk to us about the many options.

Rabbit Island

Take the “Great Taste Trail” bike ferry from Mapua Wharf to Rabbit Island and explore miles of stunning unspoilt beach. The warm sea here is perfect for swimming. Take a picnic and make a day of it. Mountain bike hire is available here. As seen on Ride Advisor Australia

Kahurangi National Park

From some serious mountain biking, to wild back country hiking ‘tramps’ including ‘The Heaphy Track’ which at 82km is designated one of New Zealand’s Great Walks by the Department of Conservation. See the Department of Conservation site .

Wine Art

Wine and Art are married together in unique and interesting ways, with many vineyard galleries offering a perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon – See the wineart website at for more details.

Nelson Lakes National Park

The two large glacial lakes are the focal point of this park, and feature numerous walks through regenerating bush, and high mountain ridges.

Trout Fishing

The Motueka river and its many tributaries are famous for their world class trout fishing. Talk to us about getting the most out of your time on the river with an experienced guide.

Golden Bay

Artisans, cafés, famous micro-breweries, and more await you on the other side of Takaka Hill. Home of Pupu springs – one of the largest fresh water springs in the world, and Farewell Spit the world’s largest natural sandspit and home to rare migratory birds, this is a world renowned protected bird sanctuary.