Mapua Travel Guide

Mapua is a seaside village at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. It situated at the heart of Tasman Bay on the coastal route between Nelson and Motueka and en-route to Abel Tasman National Park. Bathed in the highest sunshine hours in the country, it has also become one of the fastest growing regions.

The village and historic wharf are the gateway to the Waimea Estuary - the largest in the South Island and internationally significant for its birdlife.  Explore this unique eco-system on a scenic cruise or with a bird watching experience.

Mapua is in the heart of the Nelson wine region and is an ideal starting point to explore local boutique vineyards and galleries. Alternatively, bring a rod and enjoy fishing from the Mapua Wharf.