Two Day Special Getaway Package

Rabbit Island Huts or Appleby House

Available 1 May 2018 to 30 September 2018

You can also book for 2019 - 1 May 2019 until 30 September 2019

Book using the BOOK NOW button or contact Jane

Appleby House - Turquoise Room $340.00  (2 nights/2 people)

Appleby House - Downstairs Apartment $370.00  (2 nights/2 people)


Rabbit Island Huts Ensuite  $340.00 (2 nights/2 people)
Rabbit Island Huts Shared  $270.00 (2 nights/2 people)


Rabbit Island Glamping $400.00 (2 nights/2 people) - you must email to book the Glamping Tent this is not available as a online booking.

Your package includes 2 x nights accommodation.

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 book in for your Outdoor Bath.

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


Note: Winters months some restaurants, bars, shuttles etc are on different timetables and some close for a period during winter so please always check their websites before visiting.

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 one of the Cafes/Restaurants (three to choose from)

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, Apple Shed or JellyFish for breakfast 


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

- Golden Bear Craft Beer Bar and pub food

Or The Boat Shed Mapua - at the Mapua Leisure Park 

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.

  • Swim, walk, bike Rabbit Island - 10 kms of gorgeous beach 2 minutes down the road
  • 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