Local Attractions

Rabbit Island location

Rabbit Island

Moturoa Rabbit Island is the largest of a group of sandy islands lying in the Waimea Estuary at the head of Tasman Bay, 6 minutes drive from Appleby. Along its seaward side there is more than eight kilometres of sandy beach.

Mapua Wharf home page

Mapau Wharf

Visit Mapua Wharf and enjoy a range of shops, galleries, restaurants, bars and caf├ęs – situated by the beautiful Waimea Estuary, just a 10 minute drive from Appleby.

Mourere Artisans home page

Moutere Artisans

Home to leading ceramic artists, sculptors and wood workers and locally made foods and wines. Upper Moutere is a 12 minute drive from Appleby.

Appleby Farm home page

Appleby Farms

Appleby Farms Ice Cream can be found at leading supermarkets and fine food purveyors throughout the country.

Moutere Inn home page

Moutere Inn

The Moutere Inn is the oldest pub in New Zealand and pours 13 artisan beers – a 12 minute drive from Appleby.

Appleby New Zealand Wikipedia page


There are three buildings in Appleby registered with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.