Cruise the Raglan harbour at sunset:
A scenic cruise during the summer months on the harbour is a mustdo, complete with fresh fish'n'chips Visit Raglan Museum:
Learn about the story of Raglan (Whaingaroa) and its history as a surfing mecca Learn to surf: Popular with both novices and those wanting to hone their skills in this iconic surf destination.
Take a scenic walk: Get out and about and explore the many walkways and scenery including Bridal Veil Falls and Mt Karioi.
Follow the art trail: Visit the numerous studios and galleries of the artists who call Raglan home.
Discover a real slice of Kiwi paradise in the west coast town of Raglan (Whaingaroa), Boasting one of the longest left-hand surf breaks in the world and a relaxed bohemian vibe, Raglan is popular with locals and visitors alike, Many are drawn to Raglan for the famous surf conditions as seen in the iconic cult classic surfing movie 'The Endless Summer, Originally known as Whaingaroa (The Long Pursuit), Raglan is a surfing mecca that is quickly ,gaining popularity for other water activities,
Relax on the black sand beaches or try stand-up-paddle boarding or kayaking in the Raglan harbour or head out to the Iirnestone formations at Te Akau or Okete Falls
For serious surfers, head to Whale Bay, Manu Bay or ask a friendly local for the best spot to find those famous breaks. Adventurous types will love the guided rock climbing or canyoning trips through the lush landscapes and waterways of Mt Karioi.
There is also plenty to do off the water in Raglan, with many walks to choose from such as hiking up Mt Karioi or the popular Heritage Trail. Get out in the countryside and bike up to the Te Uku Wind Farm's giant wind turbines or take a guided scenic motorbike tour along the roads of the rugged coastline. Families will love sliding down the sand dunes at Ruapuke, enjoying the playgrounds in the Raglan Domain and discovering hidden rock pools and capturing crabs at Ocean Beach.
Browse the main town centre for the range of surf shops, boutique arts, crafts, gifts and homewares.
Great eateries are also a Raglan highlight, with local produce, bakeries, markets and the Kiwi classic fresh fish'n'chips straight off the wharf all on offer. A thriving events calendar sees regular local gigs featuring popular NZ and international musicians, art weekends, music festivals and more come to town. Raglan's flourishing arts scene, displayed in its many studios, art galleries and the Arts Trail also adds to the mix, making Raglan the ideal location for a laidback beachside escape.
There is an eco-friendly feel in Raglan with a collective of boutique accommodation properties, tourism businesses and food producers focusing on the environmental care of this unique area.