While staying at Cats Pjamas B&B we suggest you experience one of the popular day trips into Abel Tasman National Park with Wilsons - the most comfortable transport provider within the park. Whether you want to experience the park by hiking, kayaking, or enjoying the sea shuttles – they have a trip for you. Kayaking trips are best booked in advance due to high demand. Most water taxi trips can be booked the night before you wish to depart.
If you wish to rent a bike directly from Nelson Airport and cycle from there along the Great Taste Trail http://heartofbiking.org.nz/trails-and-rides/tasman-s-great-taste-trail you can do so with Nelson Cycle Hire. You can also rent paniers, or organise for your luggage to be transported to your destination. The longer you rent the bike – the cheaper the daily charge. We are happy to collect you and your bikes from Mapua but you will need to cross on the ferry from Rabbit Island to reach Mapua. Check out the ferry time table at www.Mapuaferry.co.nz.
Cats Pjamas B&B has partnered with Wheelie Fantastic. Nicky and Lisa rent high quality bikes and included in the price is a proper fitting to ensure you’re comfortable. Wheelie Fantastic are based at Mapua Wharf where you can rent bikes to explore the local area. They also specialise in creating individualised guided or unguided trips to meet your specifications. Contact them for this service via their website. Your bike can be delivered to the B&B for a proper fitting and you and the bike will then be driven to the start of your days adventure. Minimum 2 people for this service.
Lastly – we would really really (!) encourage you to plan a full day in Golden Bay. It’s the most beautiful place in our region, and only 80 leisurely minutes drive from the B&B with plenty of stops on the way there as well as plenty to experience once you arrive.