The Rainbow Alpine Road is open Monday thru Friday from 9am until 4pm and there is a $15 per vehicle road users fee, which is being used to do repairs and upgrades to our Alpine Road.
Also the road is open ten (10) days each month during the week and on the weekends, here are the dates:
Summer Public Calendar (60 days):
· 9th – 18th of November
· 30th November – 9th of
· 11th – 20th of January
· 22nd of February – 3rd of
· 29th of March – 7th of
· 3rd – 12th of May
Rainbow Alpine Road Fare:
To get to Rainbow from State Highway 63, turn right onto Rainbow Valley Road (left if coming from Blenheim) and drive along the 12km sealed road. The road passes through five fords before reaching the mountain bottom car park (shuttle pick-up zone) at Six Mile Creek. Please allow 30-40 minutes to drive from the turn-off to the bottom Rainbow Alpine Road car park.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL ON THE RAINBOW ALPINE ROAD - UPHILL TRAFFIC HAS RIGHT OF WAY and PLEASE TURN YOUR LIGHTS ON.