Easygoing Raglan, New Zealand is the place to relax, hit the shops, or head off for surfing, enjoying the arts, cycling, heritage, kayaking, scenic tours, boat tours and charters, tennis, walking trails. If you are looking for what to do in Raglan, this is the place you’ll find it. Popular things to do in Raglan are listed below. Or you can check our FAQ page or ask us a question. For more info about Raglan and other things to do, check out these pages:
- Top Ten free or cheap things to do in Raglan
- Cafes/ Restaurants
- Getting around Raglan
- Raglan Beachs, Surfing Spots, and Beach Walks
- Things to do
- Self Catering in Raglan
- The Road to Raglan
Raglan Tourist Information
Raglan i-SITE (sometimes called Raglan Information Centre or the Raglan Tourist Office)
Open seven days.
Opening hours (later closing hours over summer) :
Monday to Thursday: 9.30am-4.30pm
Friday: 9.30am to 5 pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm.
Sundays and public holidays: 10am-3pm
15 Wainui Road, Raglan – inside Raglan Museum building
Phone 07 825 0556, Email email@example.com
We hope to share this with you through our many activities including Stand Up Paddleboarding, Kiteboarding, Kayaking, Surfing, Kayak Fishing, even Mountain Bike Hire and much more.
So come out with us and try the fast growing recreation water sports that is “Stand Up Paddle Boarding” or if you prefer the thrill of living on the edge then let our Kiteboarding instructor get your adrenalin racing.
Take your time and try the latest craze of Kayak Fishing and enjoy your surroundings whilst catching you next feed or just explore the beautiful harbour with a kayak adventure.
Or take up surfing and learn from the best with one of our Pro Surfers.
So whatever your passion, come and find them with Raglan Watersports. See you soon
5A Bankart Street, Raglan 3225
|Explore the Arts Trail beginning at the Old School Arts Centre in Stewart Street. Phone 07 825 0023. Email firstname.lastname@example.org|
Boating & Fishing
|There are three main boat launching ramps around Raglan. For more information visit this web page: Boating & Fishing. Or you can walk to the jetty or wharf and try your luck with a line.|
|Close to the shopping area is Petchell Park and adjacent cockle beds.|
|Waikato Bow Hunting provides guided bow huting trips around Raglan. Phone 07 825 0040.|
Cruising on Raglan harbour
|Raglan Boat Charters has 2-hour cruises every day in the summer. Check sailing times. Wahine Moe. Also available for charters with up to 70 people. Raglan Boat Charters 07 825 7873. Click here for more information.Or explore the harbour with Raglan Harbour Cruises. Phone 07 825 0300, Mobile 0274 881 215.|
|Cruising on the Wahinemoe|
|Cyclery Raglan at 10 Bankart St has road and mountain bikes available for hire along with suggested routes. They can also repair your bike. Phone 07 825 0556. Raglan Watersports has mountain bikes and transport options. Phone 825 0507.|
Gigs & Events
|Check out the Raglan Whaingaroa Arts Calendar or our WHAT’S ON page for up to date details of what’s on in Raglan.|
|Raglan Golf Club has an 18 hole course in Te Huitewai Road. Men par 69. Women par 71. All vistors welcome, tee times subject to availability. Golf clubs and trundlers available for hire. Phone 07 825 8483. Email email@example.com|
|Heritage walk brochures are available for the Raglan Information Centre in Wainui Road. They describe historical buildings and other heritage features including the former Raglan School (NZ Historic Places Trust registered) and the Habourview Hotel (NZHPT registered). The Heritage Walk brochures sponsored by The Raglan Website can be downloaded free: Click on links to download- Town Walk, Wharves Walk The Raglan Museum reopened in the new building in October 2011 at 15 Wainui Road).|
|Wainui Road’s cafes, shops and heritage pub.|
|On call rental kayaks and kayak tours are available from Raglan Kayak. Phone 021 186 05121. Te Akau Adventures will paddle you to your accommodation- phone 07 825 0224. Raglan Watersports has kayaks and standup paddle boards plus transport options. Phone 825 0507.|
|Try a horse adventure with an edge at Wild Coast Ruapuke. Phone 07 825 0059 or visit Magic Mountain near Te Mata for a horse trek 07 825 6892.|
|The Raglan Museum provides a window on local history for the Raglan Whaingaroa area and adjacent districts. Exhibitions include town and around, Maori, early missionaries, ANZAC and surfing. Entry via i-SITE at 15 Wainui Road. Open daily same hours as i-SITE – see above. Website: http://raglanmuseum.co.nz/|
|Adventure climbing at its best. Novice to advanced and half or full day.Phone Gareth on 07 825 7386 or phone/text 022 645 3545|
|The most popular surf beach for experienced surfers is Manu Bay, which is about a 10 minute drive from the town area, south west on Wainui Road. Continue on the coast road for more surf at Whale Bay and Indicators Bay. The black sand and surf of Ngarunui Beach is just a 7 minute drive from the town. Raglan Surfing School provides surf lessons for groups or individuals. Beginner lessons available. Phone 07 825 7873. Email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Scenic Tours of Raglan and surrounding areas are available from Raglan Scenic Tours and Shuttle Service. See further information under next listing on shuttle services.|
They also offer general transport around Raglan as well as taking care of your special transport needs for your Wedding, Anniversaries, Parties or Social Events. And if you want to enjoy the sights they have many tours including Bridal Veil Falls, Hobbiton, Nikau Caves and other choices. So come take a trip with Raglan Shuttle Service, sit back and enjoy the views.
Raglan Shuttle Service provides you with an exclusive, door-to-door service and assistance with your personal belongings.
Click on image at right for more information.
Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding
Paddle boarding is one of the world’s fastest growing recreational water sports, it is a blend of paddling and surfing and is easy to learn for any age especially in Raglan harbour on the flat water here. It shares a common heritage to surfing and kayaking, but requires far less physical and technical ability, but offers the same enjoyment and fun. Paddle boarding also is a fantastic all over body work out, building your core and upper body muscle strength. All Stand Up paddle boards are supplied with leashes and if required rash vest and or life jackets. Lessons are provided by an ISA qualified coach, Surfing New Zealand approved SUP school.
Stand Up paddle boards, lessons and tours are available from Raglan Paddleboarding
operating from 5a Bankart St or Raglan Sunset Motel
07 825 0507 or 021 0274 7014 / 0211 341 686
Team Building Fun
|Playgound on SH 23 just East of Te Uku (3216 Main Rd, SH 23) has bush karts, paintball, clay target shooting, BBQ facilities and a cricket oval – all great for team building events. Phone 07 825 5753.Adventure Waikato at Te Akau has flying fox, abseiling, limestone caves, claybird shooting and cave rescue senarios Phone 07 825 4515Te Akau Adventures is all about water based adventure. Phone 07 825 0224.|
|There is no Raglan Tennis Club. Public tennis courts are located next to the Raglan Rugby Club in Cross St. There is a social tennis club in Te Uku.|
|Go for a stroll from the town across the footbridge to Kopua or further afield, you can go for a beach walk, in Wainui Reserve or a walk or tramp on one of the tracks maintained by DOC: Bridal Veil/Wairenga Falls Track, Bryant Memorial Track, Karamu Walkway/ Four Brothers, Karioi Summit Tracks and Te Toto Lower Gorge Track.|