The vibrant Mapua Wharf is an easy 30 minute drive from Nelson along the Coastal Highway or a short 15 minute drive from Motueka.
From Nelson and Richmond
Driving from Nelson follow State Highway 6 along the Estuary and through Richmond until you reach the roundabout to turn right onto State Highway 60, The Coastal Highway. Follow the Coastal Highway for 15 minutes and turn right at the sign for Mapua. Turn right again at the sign for Mapua and follow this road to the end to reach the Mapua Wharf.
Travel along State Highway 60 crossing the estuary then leave the highway at the first left hand turn which is signposted Tasman. Take the scenic old coastal highway route which leads along the coast and through the coastal settlement of Ruby Bay. Leave the highway at the left hand turn signposted Mapua and follow this road to the end to reach the Mapua Wharf.