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“rabbit island”(33 reviews)
“cycle trail”(4 reviews)
“great taste”(8 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
| Mapua Wharf, Tasman, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
+64 274 732 888
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

After cycling part of the great taste from work, we were 10 mins late to catch the ferry, a quick wave and the ferry came back to collect us. 5 mins later and were seated outside Golden Bear enjoying a cider. I have caught the...More

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All reviews rabbit island cycle trail great taste service provided return trip ferry mapua estuary ride cyclists bikes nelson shore lunch paul
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Cute ferry ride, easy to take bikes, nice way to start a cycle ride for the Great Taste Trail with young kids

Thank FellowTraveler821471
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We missed the ferry but called and Paul came back and picked us up! Awesome service , only in Nelson !! Yay for Paul

Thank nelsonkiwi67
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This is a nice restful sunny spot for embarking on a ferry ride, having lunch, shopping or just sitting in the sun. There is parking which was fine in the winter quiet months but which will never be adequate in the summer maelstrom. Plenty of...More

Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Short ferry ride across the estuary. You can ride on and off with your pushbikes to explore the island.

Thank John M
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Have biked through rabbit island to ferry and caught ferry over. Was great - didn’t have to wait long and if there is no ferry planned (maybe low season) you can stand on shore and be noticed from the other side where they will von...More

Thank 875kirstyh
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The Mapua Ferry is a real asset to this region. The service provided is friendly and efficient and at a reasonable price.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 16 June 2018

As well as carrying cyclists on the Great Taste cycle way, the ferry trip makes a great outing with children. Drive to Mapua and cross to Rabbit Island on the ferry enjoying the trip across which, if the tide is running, takes you up and...More

Thank Angela217
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Took the ferry over from rabbit island to mapua with the bikes. The ferry drive came back to collect us even though it was outside the standard pickup times, so we didn't have to wait long. Friendly helpful service, and fairly quick to get across.

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Lots of room for bikes and people and it saves a lot riding time. Also it was a dollar cheaper than what the website said.

Thank DennisJ90
Reviewed 22 March 2018

The ferry is a agood service when on your bike to enjoy the great taste trail, mapua and rabbit island.

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