Mapua is near a range of colorful Nelson - Tasman’s well-known sights. Kahurangi Estate and the Hoglund Art Glass are amongst the many interesting place to visit here. Two other interesting attractions that are within a short distance of Mapua are the Tahunanui Beach Reserve and the World of Wearable Art and Collectable Cars.
To really understand Nelson - Tasman, visit one of its fabulous cultural destinations. Visit some of the noteworthy artistic and historic collections including Founders Park in Nelson, the Nelson Provincial Museum and The Suter.
Get active in nature at the many picturesque places nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Follow the paths through botanical displays, take a few photos, or just relax in the shade at the Botanic Gardens in Nelson.
Some popular Nelson - Tasman attractions are within driving distance of the Mapua area, such as the Queens Gardens in Nelson and the Miyazu Gardens. For a relaxing change of pace, pay a visit to the area’s most important religious sites, such as the Christ Church Cathedral in Nelson.
To browse through stores or enjoy a snack, visit Nelson Market in Nelson.
If you're vacationing without kids in tow, spend some time at McCashin's Brewery in Nelson.
After spending the day enjoying the charms of Mapua, put up your feet and relax at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. The Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments, the Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel and the Trailways Hotel Nelson are among the many great places to stay around here.