Mapua & Rabbit Island

At the mouth of the vast Waimea Estuary the Mapua Wharf is home to a vibrant collection of restaurants, cafe's, galleries, stores, and attractions.    Eat fish and chips on the wharf, fish off the wharf with your family or browse amongst the unique stores showcasing local artisans and quality goods. 

In the summer wharf jumping and riding the tide are popular and so is enjoying a glass of something cold and a great meal while watching the tide come in and out.

Another great option is to hire some bikes, take a short boat ride across to Rabbit Island and explore some of the bike trails, park up and go for a swim or sit back and soak up the sun......aaaargh so good!