Moturoa / Rabbit Island, Tasman Bay

Rabbit Island

In which Miles enjoys an afternoon at the Rabbit Island Recreational Reserve on Tasman Bay.

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Rabbit Island is the largest of three islands that make up the Rabbit Island Recreational Reserve.  There are multi-use tracks, but most people seem to go there for the long, safe swimming beach.

Moturoa / Rabbit Island, Tasman Bay
Moturoa / Rabbit Island, Tasman Bay

The island was at some point replanted with evergreen trees.  If I recall correctly there is still some harvesting of these trees going on.

Moturoa / Rabbit Island, Tasman Bay
Moturoa / Rabbit Island, Tasman Bay

Rabbit Island is fairly close to Richmond, but it draws people from the whole Nelson area.

Moturoa / Rabbit Island, Tasman Bay
Moturoa / Rabbit Island, Tasman Bay

The Tasman’s Great Taste Trail, a cycleway running from Richmond to Motueka, runs through Rabbit Island. There is also a newly established equestrian area.  These girls and their horses seemed to be having a great time in the water.

Moturoa / Rabbit Island, Tasman Bay
Moturoa / Rabbit Island, Tasman Bay

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