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Tasman’s Great Taste Trail Treat – Winter Special

Features 2 x 1-day tours and 1 night accommodation either in Nelson or Mapua

Offer available from 15 May to 15 September

Taste Mapua (One day tour Nelson to Mapua) self-guided

  • Hop on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail at Nelson Airport; enjoy a leisurely 26 km cycle through the coastal wetlands to Mapua (about 2 hours excluding stops) Grade1 easy. On the way visit award winning wineries, cafes, restaurants, cheese shop, visit an art glass blowing studio, perhaps spot some of the estuary’s myriad of migratory and native birds. Cross from Rabbit Island on the cycle ferry to Mapua. Your choice of accommodation either in Mapua or in Nelson. If your choice is to stay in Nelson, you will be transported to your accommodation.
  • Tour Special – On arrival at Mapua enjoy a shared pizza and a well-deserved glass of wine each at Rimu Grove Wine Bar.

Spooners Tunnel (One Day tour Nelson to Spooners tunnel) Self-guided

  • Nelson Cycle Hire will pick you up from your accommodation and transport you to the far end of the Spooners Tunnel (the longest disused rail tunnel in the southern hemisphere). Cycle back on the Great Taste Trail through the tunnel (headlamps provided) and enjoy a mighty 10 km downhill blast. You can enjoy a world-famous pie at Wakefield’s bakery, visit wineries, etc one free wine-tasting included.


Nelson Experience (Optional Extra Not included in package)

  • Add an extra night in Nelson and the following day take a guided walking tour (2 hours) and finish up with a coffee and an unbeatable cheese scone in one of Nelson’s eclectic cafes. You are in for a treat.


Price Per Person:

Great Taste Treat package:     $320 pp (min 2 people) single supplement applies


Optional Extras per person:

Ebike upgrade:                          $75

Nelson Experience:                   $140


Great Taste Treat Package Includes:

Cycle hire for 2 days *helmet, lock, pump and puncture repair kit * map and guide notes * transport to or from your tour * luggage transfer * a shared pizza * one glass of wine per person * one nights accommodation including breakfast * one wine tasting

Guided Option (extra – subject to availability)


Tours available: Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday or Sunday and Monday due to restricted operation of the Mapua ferry.

Please note if your first choice of accommodation is not available, we will book the other.

Offer available from 15 May to 15 September

Bookings and enquiries to email: or phone +64 (0)3 539 4193