What to do in Raglan this summer?

The coolest thing about this west coast gem of a surfer town is that, in Raglan, you are never far from the water! Our tidal Whāingaroa harbour is 12km long and up to 3km wide in places, making for a top water-sports playground! Kayaking and SUP lessons are available as well as guided tours with Raglan Kayak.
Explore the Rangitahi peninsula from the water while enjoying an easy paddle in the shallow salty waters, you can even pull up at The Hut for a coffee or a light lunch!

Speaking of water, the Raglan sunset cruise is a must.
You can even enjoy a fresh fish'n chip dinner on board while soaking up the best sunset vibes the west coast has to offer.

Raglan Kayak

The lively and colourful township of Raglan might actually surprise you with the quality and choices available when it comes to a good espresso and food options.
Be sure to explore the less obvious alleyways too and just for the 2024 summer season, you'll find the Rangitahi Farmers Market and Rüdi's pop up bakery as you cross the one-lane bridge over to Raglan West.

Scattered throughout Raglan you will also find various art studios, galleries and pottery makers, his alone can fill your day as you explore and chat your way through. Visit the Raglan iHub info centre for more ideas.

Rangitahi Farmers Market, every 2nd Saturday morning in summer

Raglan's black sand beach

Ngaranui beach is patrolled in summer, remember to swim in between the flags and respect line-up rules if you are on a floating device. Here you can also get your surf lessons and enjoy a long romantic beach stroll.

If you are more of a bush and adventure person then the five hour return hike up mount Karioi is well worth the effort. Please check the weather conditions and be safe as it's not the easiest of walks! An easier and kid friendly - but just as stunning - alternative is a visit to Bridal Vail Falls or explore the coastal walkways of Rangitahi

For more ideas, keep reading here...

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