June 27th, 2016

Tasman Village near Mapua

If you walk through the Tasman Village near Mapua, you can’t help but notice the friendliness of the kids. They smile and say “hello”. Here’s a photo of a really big friendly kid.

Tasman Village Bike Trail

The Tasman Village is a small part of the large area at the top of the South Island that makes up the Tasman Region. It’s semi-rural location with apple orchards, boutique wineries, art studios, bike trails and curious sheep.

Tasman Village sheep2

This gorgeous pastoral scene is within walking distance from where I stayed recently. The refurbished and very cute Tasman Village Cottage is a true couples retreat. The window seat was my favourite place for a book-read.

Tasman Cottage window seat

Come Springtime, when the wisteria appears, it’s pure enchantment.

Tasman Village Cottage pam and wine

There’s a gentle hum about the Tasman Village that lasts all year round. Nearby, is the Mapua wharf, where the shops and cafes add a great vibe.

Mapua wharf small

Recent refurbishment of the wharf area has given a greater choice of cafes, and specialty shops. When evening comes, visitors can pop down for a wine and pizza at the Rimu Wine Bar and listen to the ‘blues’.

Mapua wharf refurb2

The Tasman Village and Mapua is a mere 45 mins from the Abel Tasman National Park. And its been fabulous having a lovely cottage to back to after a day’s explore. Saying goodbye to this special place is always hard for me – bring on summer!

Tasman Village cottage front


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Happy travelling!


One Response to “Tasman Village near Mapua”

  1. Looks idyllic and very relaxing place to hang out for a few days.

  2. Jan on June 28th, 2016

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