STAY – Ruby Bay Sea View Cottage

STAY at this romantic little cottage just for two in Ruby Bay. Its garden overlooks the sea and you are tucked away on the owner’s property in your own private little niche surrounded by their lush garden. When you arrive there are freshly made snacks and a bottle of local wine waiting for you and everything…

EAT – Jellyfish Café & Bar, Mapua Wharf

Mapua Wharf is buzzing with activity these days thanks to the four new shops that have recently opened. Hang out on the deck of one of the original restaurants here at Jellyfish Café & Bar and watch Mapua-life flow past with the tide. The sunny deck looks out onto the Wharf itself and you can keep an…

CHILL – Relax in Mapua

Stay cool and chill out in Mapua with a walk from Grossi Point (at the end of Tahi Street) round the beach at low and mid tide to the village (or the other way of course!). A favourite with dog walkers as the low tide delivers lots of good sniffs to the tideline. Or, if you get…

EVENT – Ruby Coast Arts (RCA) Open Studios Weekend

OPENING NIGHT EVENT 4th March The artists of the Ruby Coast Arts collective warmly invite you to their Opening Event on 4th March between 7pm and 9pm at Mapua Hall in Aronui Road. There will be a silent auction of donated works by the artists, a speaker – Ian Hamlin, talented Wellington painter – and raffles….

SHOP – Kete, Mapua Wharf

Kete, on Mapua Wharf in the newly opened retail spaces, have done a lot of detective work (and plenty of tastings!) to bring us an eclectic array of locally-sourced, produced and made products. I can personally vouch for the One Natural Skincare Bee Venom Cream (no bees harmed!) as I use it daily and it’s…

OUTDOOR – Hire a bike from Wheelie Fantastic, Mapua Wharf

Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours are in the new retails spaces at Mapua Wharf – on the corner as you approach the Wharf. Run by two locals with extensive knowledge of the area and the cycling opportunities it offers. Hire a bike for the day or for a week if you like – and…