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Rabbit Island and Beyond

  • Enjoy an active but gentle day of easy cycling
  • Be kitted out with bikes (including kids’ seats), maps, helmets, and panniers
  • Convenient fun for the whole family
Rabbit Island and Beyond
From US$48.99
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Rabbit Island and Beyond
From US$48.99
Receive all the equipment and help you’ll need for a fun family-friendly day of cycling around Rabbit Island. The trail is flat, so easy for varying levels of ability, plus you have the option of hiring an electric bike. Self-navigate with the convenience of having a map attached to your handlebars. Enjoy the trails, beaches, sea views, and wineries of this must-visit island near Nelson.
What to Expect

From the Mapua Wharf, the Mapua Ferry whisks you over to Rabbit Island where the peace and quiet will give you time to clear your head. Spend as long as you want exploring the white sandy beaches and trails around the island or carry on cycling towards Richmond crossing farmland, a swing bridge and amazing boardwalks over the estuary. It pays not to forget to visit an award winning winery or brewery for lunch along the route. The best part of this ride is that it is all flat, but we can still offer you the option to take an e-bike too!

This is Trail Journeys most popular day out, it’s an absolute ‘must do’ when visiting Nelson! The peace and tranquillity as you wander from gorgeous plantation forest to open farmland and around the estuaries just makes you realise how good it is to be alive.

The journey is also a fantastic day out for the whole family! We can provide kiddie’s seats, trailers and tag along bikes so there is something for everyone. You just need to remember to bring your swimming gear to cool off afterwards!

When you arrive we kit you out with all the equipment you need to enjoy your day. We fit a detailed map to your handlebars which also highlights all the great food and beverage stops along the trail.


Reviews (5)
1 - 5 of 5 reviews
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile
Great service and great bikes

We arrived without booking and we immediatly were seen to. We took 2 bikes for a 9 and 11 year old, one e-bike and a mountain bike. All were very good quality. We did the 3 hour tour of Rabbit island and after taking the...More

Thank LukeH145
Reviewed 24 December 2018
Company now called Kiwi Journeys - they are extremely helpful

We were keen to try out the e-bikes and spoke with the staff in the office in Nelson. They had a package that was from Nelson to Rabbit Island and Mapua - the trouble for us was that this included some sections on road and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Cfab777
Reviewed 28 November 2018
So good to travel on a nice bike

These were among the best bikes we have rented. They made our journey across different terrains and up and down hills so much more pleasant. Thank you to the people at the store that were really helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FranceJ309
Reviewed 13 November 2018
Splendid day biking to Richmond and back

We have had a splendid day starting in Mapua and via Rabbit Island to Richmond an back, The route is easy flat and paved with gravel. In Richmand take a lunch and you have all the time to get back to Mapua. As retired citizens...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank V4344LPwillc
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile
Very Awesome and Easy Scenic Ride

We had a great time riding on the trail. Aaron at the Mapui store was a great help (got a very good bargain for the bikes and pannier bags) and Paul our ferry skipper was very accommodative (came back again to pick us up and...More

Thank 354iszi
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