Destination guide

Head to the tranquil city of Rai Valley

The countryside, riverfront and parks display a scene truly unique to Rai Valley. Travelers appreciate the cafés in this relaxing city. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Rai Valley

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Rai Valley a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Waahi Taakaro Golf Club (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
  • Waitohi Recreational Reserve (20 mi / 32.1 km)
  • Natureland Zoo (20.9 mi / 33.7 km)
  • Nelson Fun Park (21.1 mi / 34 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Rai Valley

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Rai Valley is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Okiwa Bay (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Momorangi Bay (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Kenepuru Sounds (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Miyazu Gardens (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Miyazu Japanese Gardens (17.9 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Queens Gardens (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Rai Valley

Fly into Picton (PCN), the closest airport, located 19.3 mi (31.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Nelson (NSN), which is 22.2 mi (35.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Rai Valley, NZ?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 41 vacation rentals near Rai Valley. From 33 Houses to 4 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rai Valley for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Rai Valley?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Rai Valley. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Picton Harbour: 156 vacation rentals
  • Christ Church Cathedral: 297 vacation rentals
  • Nelson Square: 157 vacation rentals
  • Nelson Market: 297 vacation rentals
  • Marlborough Convention Centre: 117 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rai Valley listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Rai Valley?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 33 Houses in Rai Valley. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rai Valley include:

  • Cabins: 4 rentals available
  • Cottages: 4 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 4 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Rai Valley?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 20 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Rai Valley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.