Māpua Wharf taste central

Māpua is a must-see destination. The fact that the Great Taste Trail winds right through the village and wharf precinct also makes it a can’t-miss taste experience.

Māpua is a Māori name meaning prolific, or an abundance. Historically, Tasman Bay has provided an abundance of kaimōana (seafood), birds, and favourable growing conditions.

European settlement from the mid-1800s saw the port developed for flax fibre, then fishing agricultural produce and apples. The old cool-store buildings now house the cafes, wine bars, breweries, and galleries.

Māpua Wharf is a hub for food, wine, craft beer, galleries, and gift shops. With ample parking, bike hire and facilities, you can plan your ride to make Māpua your start point, end point, overnight stay, or food and rest stop.

Food-wise you can choose a toasted sandwich on the run, or go for fine dining overlooking the sparkling inlet, accompanied by a fine wine, or craft beer.

Māpua is also known for its artisan offerings. There is plenty on offer, from pottery and ceramics to paintings, garden art, jewellery, and sculpture.

The Ruby Coast Art Trail is a map of the local artists’ studios you can visit. 

Māpua Wharf has its own website, where you can visit the outlets online before, or after you visit them in person.