5 Raglan outdoor activities to do in Autumn

Autumn is the favourite season for many Raglan locals, often providing the most settled weather with good swells rolling in.

Raglan is well known for its natural beauty, with long stretches of black sand beaches to discover, stunning views looking out over the surfing points to take in, endless ocean activities and thriving flora and fauna; it is the perfect place to get outdoors and be at one with nature.We have compiled a list of the top 5 outdoor activities in and around the Raglan area, so you make the most of these warm autumn days before the winter chill sets in.

Learn to surf with Green Wave

Green Wave Surf School

Green Wave surf school has been running since 2016; with loads of community support and excellent customer reviews, they have become the top-rated surf school in New Zealand. Green Wave is run by Zennor Wernham, Wes Rogers and Bing Lyons. Between the trio, they have over 30 years of coaching experience. When you book a lesson with Green Wave, they aim to introduce you to surfing in a fun, safe environment while reducing any nerves by keeping the lesson fun and relaxed. Everyone is encouraged to take it at their own pace - before you know it, you'll be up and riding a wave!

The lesson schedule is based on the best tides and conditions for each day. This ensures that students can surf at the safest time with the easiest tide for learning. This makes a huge difference in the quality of a lesson. You can check the schedule on their website: www.greenwaveraglan.com Green Wave caters to all ages and skill levels and can work with individuals, groups, corporate, and school outings. Daily group lessons are available year-round, and bookings can be made by contacting:

Ph 021 0841 3481



Raglan Rock Adventure

Raglan Rock

Raglan rock has been running since 2012 with the aim to get you outdoors to experience the magic of nature! Abseiling waterfalls in the dark surrounded by glow worms, marvelling at the incredible formations in our underground labyrinths, and rock climbing at some of the most beautiful locations Aotearoa has to offer! Raglan rock has an assortment of adrenaline-pumping activities, including Rock Climbing the Waikato limestones, Canyoning at the base of Mount Karioi, Caving in Karamu to see the glow-worms and exploring the Raglan Ocean trails by bike.

They cater to all skill levels and have some 8+ family-friendly options available.

Ph 027 645 3547



Book a Sunset Cruise

Raglan Sunset Cruise

Sit back and relax, while you take in the stunning scenery. Enjoy 90 minutes of good humour from the crew, great music, plus enjoy a wine or beer available to purchase from the bar. Fish & Chips will be served on board from the famous "Raglan Fish". This is a good vibe local operation. This scenic Raglan harbour cruise is not to be missed.

Ph 07 825 6522

Boat location and cruise departures:92 Wallis st, Raglan



Visit Moa Stone flower farm

Moa Estate Flower Farm

Are you looking for something a little more low-key and relaxing? Head to the Moa Stone Estate flower farm. A short 15-minute drive will take you to this lovely boutique flower farm that is open to the public on Tuesday & Thursday from 10 am – 12 pm and on appointment. Starting with a homegrown lotus flower tea on arrival, you are then encouraged to explore their many varieties of fresh and dried flowers and pick your own stems to create your own beautiful bouquets. With lotus & waterlily gardens, a little artisan shop, stunning views and beautiful natural surroundings, you can enjoy slowing down the warm autumn days and full your senses with the beauty of flowers. Group bookings, photoshoots, workshops, pick-your-own and hen parties are welcomed.

Ph 07 282 0247


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facebook: raglanflowerfarm

Horse riding tracks in Raglan

Surf and Turf Horse Riding Raglan

Local horse-riding experience Surf & Turf offers various riding experiences in and around 5km Raglan. They customise your tour to fit any level of rider, with a range of locations close to Raglan - the harbour, on the hills around the Te Uku wind farm, and through the native bush. You'll be matched with a suitable horse and given pre-ride instructions so you can experience the beautiful surroundings on horseback with confidence.The rides vary from easy to moderate, contours are rolling, and some may be a bit steep but can be easily adjusted to suit the rider’s ability. The horses are safe, well-mannered and sure-footed, so beginners will be comfortable and manage the ride with pleasure. They even have ponies available and cater to anyone from age four and up.

Ph 027 4352 648



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