EVENT Mapua Easter Fair 2016

   This annual fair is the largest one day event in the South Island and certainly the biggest thing in Mapua each year! Upwards of 15,000 people are reckoned to visit the Fair and it’s all organised as a school fundraiser by the parents, volunteers, children and businesses of Mapua – a huge achievement. It was…

CHILL – Paddle boarding on a hot afternoon at Grossi

A hot, hot day in late summer and the tide is just right for a late afternoon paddle board in the sheltered waters at Grossi. Grossi Point is a favourite with families as the tiny beach is very shallow and the kids can play happily without coming to any harm, plenty of grown-ups bobbing about in…

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…

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…