The township of Rai Valley is located along State Highway 6 on the Marlborough side of the Rai Saddle, 31 km north-west of Havelock and 49 km north-east of Nelson.
Sawmilling gave way to dairying, with a dairy factory operating from 1909 until 1980. Rai Valley Area School teaches both primary and secondary students. Okiwi Bay and French Pass are reached via Ronga Road, and Tennyson Inlet via Opouri Road.
The Rai River runs through the valley and reaches the Pelorus River at Pelorus Bridge 8 km to the south.
Gateway to Pelorus Sound, Okiwi Bay, French Pass & Mount Richmond Forest Park.
Use the map below to explore the area.