Destination guide

The adventurous area of Mapua awaits your stay

The island views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Mapua. There's no shortage of things to see and do in the area.If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Mapua

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Mapua has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kahurangi Estate (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Rabbit Island (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Greenacres Golf Course (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Nelson Golf Links (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Fossil Ridge Winery (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Nelson Fun Park (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Mapua

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Mapua is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Rabbit Island (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Tahunanui Beach Reserve (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Burrell Park (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Marsden Recreation Ground (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Isel Park (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Greenmeadows Park (9.2 mi / 14.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Mapua

The nearest airport is in Nelson (NSN), located 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Mapua?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 229 vacation rentals near Mapua. From 135 Houses to 44 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mapua for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Mapua?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Mapua. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kaiteriteri Beach: 223 vacation rentals
  • Little Kaiteriteri Beach: 224 vacation rentals
  • Christ Church Cathedral: 296 vacation rentals
  • Tahunanui Beach Reserve: 304 vacation rentals
  • Hoglund Art Glass: 311 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mapua listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Mapua?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 135 Houses in Mapua. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mapua include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 44 rentals available
  • Cabins: 32 rentals available
  • Cottages: 32 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mapua?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 33 vacation rentals with pool available in Mapua. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.