Getting to French Pass

The drive to French Pass is one of the most scenic in New Zealand, featuring farmland, mineral belt, native bush and dramatic seascapes.

It takes about 1½ - 2 hours from Rai Valley, depending on how many photos you stop to take. Rai Valley is about 1¼ hour drive from Picton, or ¾ hour drive from Nelson.

French Pass village is a small and timeless seaport, gateway to a world of adventure, wildlife and history. Your host Lyn Boulton has lived here for many years and knows all the best places to spot dolphins, bird-watch, go fishing, walking, kayaking or just sit and enjoy nature. 

Getting to French Pass