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“rabbit island”(38 reviews)
“cycle trail”(4 reviews)
“great taste”(10 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
| Mapua Wharf, Tasman, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
+64 274 732 888
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All reviews rabbit island cycle trail great taste return trip friendly helpful staff service provided ferry mapua crossing ride estuary bikes cyclists nelson shore lunch paul
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mapua Ferry is set up to take people and bikes across to Rabbit Island. Its well set up for bikes and goes back and forth on the hour in the summer. The ramp extends out onto the sand so you don't get your feet wet...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HG30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reliable, friendly and professional service in the middle of nowhere. Critical part of family bike trip (otherwise you get wet).

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Franklyn j
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The small ferry boat was amazing well configured to accommodate bikes and riders and represented a wonderful way to start a bike trek on Rabbit Island. Very well priced for a return journey.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Angela217
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