Two Day Special Getaway Package

Rabbit Island Huts or Appleby House

Available 1 October 2017 and 17 December 2017

Book using the BOOK NOW button or contact Jane

Appleby House - Turquoise Room $360.00  (2 nights/2 people)

Appleby House - Downstairs Apartment $420.00  (2 nights/2 people)


Rabbit Island Huts Ensuite  $360.00 (2 nights/2 people)
Rabbit Island Huts Shared  $280 (2 nights/2 people)

Your package includes 2 x nights accommodation.

Gift basket of local product

Complimentary bottle of Rabbit Island Sauvignon Blanc per couple

Complimentary Rabbit Island Coffee/teas/specialty breads & Appleby House home made condiments

If staying at Rabbit Island Huts get to lie in our candle lit outdoor bath area and truly relax

Or if staying at Appleby House book the Downstairs Apartment for your own private outdoor bath area

Full kitchen facilities, laundry facilities and BBQ areas

Minimum two night stay - per couple

For availability view on

or contact Jane / phone 027 6632 639


Suggested Itinerary whether coming by car or bike


Day .1. Bike from Nelson (or surrounds) to Appleby House/Rabbit Island Huts: 1 to 2 hours

BBQ dinner (bring your own or purchase from our Honesty shop) .

Day .2. Bike to the Ferry 45 minutes to 1 hour - - Rabbit Island, and visit Mapua Wharf:  Enjoy breakfast at Albertas with a $10.00 voucher supplied per person.

Roam Mapua for the day or bike the Ruby Coast, checking out all the Galleries.

Return to Mapua to dine (Shuttle leaves Mapua at 7.15pm and can drop you back to your accommodation). Book shuttle on:
or return on the last Ferry (5pm).

Dining at Mapua:

- Albertas Cafe for breakfast ($10.00 voucher per person complimentary)-

- SmokeHouse Fish & Chips
- JellyFish Restuarant
- Apple Shed Restuarant
- Rimu Wine Bar

- Golden Bear Craft Beer Bar and pub food

Dining at Rabbit Island Huts

Decided to return to Rabbit Island Huts rather than dine at Mapua? You can purchase your evening  treats while at Mapua,  or purchase from our Honest Shop. Share with your friends around the outside fire.  Remember to bring your wine and beer.

Day .3. Breakfast early - bring your own eggs & bacon - all bread, condiments, tea & coffee supplied.

Bike home feeling like you have been a million miles away and had a really good, relaxed time, spent time with friends, while you have exercised and eaten well.

 Traveling by car

If you are in a car then you can get further.

  • Visit Upper Moutere – New Zealands oldest pub, lovely Village with quality galleries
  • Visit Mapua – dine and shop
  • Go to Nelson Market – Saturday mornings, central Nelson
  • Take a drive to Nelson Lakes or Abel Tasman National Park
  • Hire a bike and do a day tour from Mapua Wharf