Local Attractions


Thorvald has the best hand made cheese. These are made at their premises in Upper Moutere where they farm their own sheep and goats which produce the milk for their cheese.

Richmond Plains

Richmond Plains is just along from Old Factory Corner in Appleby. Lars their talented winemaker has produced many a delicious wine . Try their very unique Blanc de Noir - wonderful.

Greenhough Wines

Greenhough Wines in Patons Road, Brightwater.  They produce some of the very best Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir in the Nelson Region


Conning is located at Old Factory Corner Appleby. A Farmers Foodmarket for fresh vegetables and other fresh produce and fresh baked Roderigo’s sourdough baguette and ciabatta. 

Mapua Wharf

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

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 Farms

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

The Junction at Old Factory Corner, Appleby

The Cheese monger at the Junction at Old Factory Corner, Appleby

Moutere Inn

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


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

Moturoa 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.