Destination guide

Head to the relaxing city of Rai Valley

The countryside, riverfront and parks display a scene truly unique to Rai Valley. Travellers appreciate the cafes in this relaxing city. If you're looking for accommodation options 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 cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Rai Valley a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 centre:

  • 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

Transport to and around Rai Valley

Fly into Picton (PCN), the closest airport, located 19.3 mi (31.1 km) from the city centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Rai Valley?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 43 holiday lettings around Rai Valley. From 35 Houses to 4 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Rai Valley?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Rai Valley:

  • Britannia Heights: 88 holiday homes
  • Nelson South: 63 holiday homes
  • Stoke: 38 holiday homes
  • Springlands: 16 holiday homes
  • Stepneyville: 48 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Rai Valley?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Rai Valley. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Nelson Square: 155 holiday lettings
  • Picton Harbour: 153 holiday lettings
  • Highfield Estate: 97 holiday lettings
  • Mount Richmond: 235 holiday lettings
  • Picton War Memorial: 154 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Houses in Rai Valley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 35 Houses in Rai Valley. Our other popular types of Rai Valley holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 4 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Rai Valley?

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