Rai Valley Campervan Hire Holiday

Highway 6 passing through Rai Valley - Photo by Mattinbgn, Wikimedia Creative CommonsHighway 6 passing through Rai Valley - Photo by Mattinbgn, Wikimedia Creative Commons

The small township of Rai Valley offers a range of essential services and its most popular attraction is the Rai Valley Cottage, administered by the Historic Places Trust, an old colonial cottage built in 1880s from locally pit-sawn totara slabs, featuring a totara shingle roof and fireplace built of local riverstones.

The cottage was the home of Charles and Tilly Turner and their four children from the early 1880s until 1909. Their life was typical of early pioneering families; Charles felled bush and worked on the roads in the area whilst Tilly raised the kids and grew vegetables to feed the family and passing travellers. A stroll around the property provides a greater insight into early life in this settlement.

To visit Rai Valley, you can Hire Campervans In Nelson (a short drive away) or Rent a Campervan in Christchurch (several hours drive away) or Hire a Motorhome in Picton (a short drive away). You'll find a limited number of options in Picton and Nelson - as most large campervan rental companies are based in Christchurch.


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