Rai Valley

Rai Valley is a small rural settlement in Marlborough. If the dryness of the rest of Marlborough drives you to drink then Rai Valley will amaze with it's lushness. When it rains it rains!! But set halfway between Blenheim and Nelson who contest each other for the sunshine record for New Zealand it also receives loads of sunshine. The result stunning green scenery with fantastic native bush. Rai Valley is a handy place to explore the Sounds.

Get in

By car

The Rai Valley is on State Highway 6 between Nelson (40 minutes) and Havelock (25 minutes).

By bus

All buses and shuttles traveling Picton - Blenheim - Havelock - Nelson return travel through Renwick.

Get around

Rai Valley is the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds. Ideal base for accessing Elaine Bay, Cissy Bay, Okiwi Bay, French Pass and D'Urville Island, Tennyson Inlet, Duncan Bay. Fantastic for boaties, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking (not much traffic!) and seeing nature at it's best. Between Nelson and Blenheim and so easy to find on SH6








Go next

Routes through Rai Valley

Nelson  N  S  Pelorus Bridge Blenheim

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