Pelorus Scenic Reserve

The Beautiful Pelorus Scenic Reserve / Te Hoeire - this place truly has my heart, why? because this is our backyard. 

We live just a short 5 min drive up the road from the reserve in Rai Valley, My kids have spent most of their life with this as their local park so to speak.

Pelorus is the most beautiful spot filled with lots of scenic walks, to stunning swimming holes, an incredible DOC campground and the best part of all the Pelorus Cafe who sell the best pies!!! 


Our kids have grown up exploring the walks and bush life around this reserve.  The have learnt to both swim and kayak in the beautiful Pelorus river. 

Their are always amazing views and bird life to be seen.

I highly recommend at least a stop in on your way past between Blenheim and Nelson. Even better go and stay for the weekend, I am positive you will not regret it, just take some insect repellent with you. 

The reserve is is approximately 45 min from Nelson or 35 min from Blenheim. 


Check out the information below on all the different walks at the reserve.