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Rabbit Island | Nelson, Nelson 7081, New Zealand
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All reviews pine forest lots of space toilets and changing rooms catching the ferry beach at low tide recreation area bbq facilities mountain bikes nice beach bike ride worth a visit picnic mapua forestry trees richmond clouds
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice peaceful relaxing beautiful beach. Had a drive around the island and had a bbq dinner. Kids had a blast. Public toilets, free bbqs, taps etc.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 546sherrid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a quick drive around the island - obviously a popular spot for locals with extensive beaches & bike trails

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomotravel
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Spectacular ocean beach, lots of room for everyone, somewhat remote because of the drive through the forestry area, but worth the visit

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

The Nelson / Tasman region is spoilt for great beaches with Tahunanui and Kaiteriteri nearby. This one is a ripper too! A bit off the main road which probably keeps numbers down a bit. Beautiful sand and water. Safe and kid-friendly.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Ed R
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We drove out to Rabbit Island with our grandchildren to do some biking during the school holidays. Great easy ride tracks for the kids aged 6, 8 & 9. We had planned to take the ferry across to Mapua but just missed it and decided...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue H
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Take the ferry from Mapua and enjoy a morning's walk along the paths or up the beach, a very tranquil place to relax.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Val_AlanMills
Reviewed 22 September 2018

It is a nice beach but you will find better. It wasn't very crowded so that might also be a plus for you. You can also drive right up to the beach which may also appeal

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 6 August 2018

always enjoy being here.love the open plan bbq around the beach.We regularly have our family gather here .

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MikeW5786
Reviewed 29 July 2018

A great place to walk and enjoy the fresh air. Vast spaces of sand, sand dunes, pine trees, shells. Great for a Winter afternoon walk and must be fantastic in Summer with the picnic and barbecue areas sheltered by trees by still enjoying the beach...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David R
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I loved togo to Rabbit Island, but unfortunately things have changed and not for the better. Mainly the changes are caused by Mother nature, but also lots of trees have been harvested so the "forrest " is slowly dissapearing. We loved to walk from the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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