Our most recommended things to do in Raglan

Raglan: Scenic Harbour Sunset Cruise

Raglan: Scenic Harbour Sunset Cruise

You haven't seen Raglan until you've seen it from the water! Relax and enjoy a fun, narrated Nature Cruise provided within Raglan's Whaingaroa Harbour. Sit back and relax while you take in the stunning scenery. Your cruise meets the Harbour Mouth just in time for you to enjoy the beautiful colours of a West Coast Sunset. Enjoy 90 minutes of good humour from the crew, great music. Enjoy a wine or beer available for purchase from the bar. You also have the option to add fresh Fish & Chips from the famous "Raglan Fish". This is a good vibe local operation. Come aboard and join the fun for your scenic Raglan Harbour Cruise.

Raglan: 2-Hour Surf Lesson

Raglan: 2-Hour Surf Lesson

Meet your surf instructor at Ngarunui Beach carpark by our red truck and wooden surf trailer Benefit from equipment and get everything you need to learn surfing: warm wetsuits and surfboards for all skill levels.  Your surf instructor will be with you for a whole 2 hours to teach you and help you out in the water. Practice your pop up and catch heaps of waves in this awesome New Zealand surf experience.

Raglan: Lunchtime Cruise of Raglan Harbour

Raglan: Lunchtime Cruise of Raglan Harbour

You haven't seen Raglan until you've seen it from the water. Check out the spectacular natural surroundings on this nature cruise with live commentary in the Whaingaroa Harbour Conservation Area. Sit back and relax while you take in the stunning scenery. Listen to live commentary as well as music, and enjoy a wine or beer which are available to purchase from the bar. Admire the scenic views of the coastline including unique limestone formations and keep your eyes peeled for marine wildlife. Add fresh fish and chips from the famous Raglan Fish and enjoy some real local flavor as well.

Raglan: Karioi Canyoning

Raglan: Karioi Canyoning

Come and experience the adventure everyone is talking about. Canyoning is an adrenaline-pumping journey that happens rain or shine. This is an adventure that can't be missed whilst in the Waikato region, so come and find out what all the fuss is about. As soon as you’re wrapped up in our warm thick wetsuits and jackets you will be driven through the picturesque town of Raglan and up to the edge of Mt Karioi to begin your descent down the Karioi canyon. Challenge yourself to jump into the pools, rock climb and abseil the cascading waterfalls and experience the magic the canyon has to offer. The ancient lava flow is surrounded by native bush and natural beauty. Experience this whilst you’re being immersed in flowing fresh water. Following your experienced and passionate guide, you will navigate your way though many obstacles, including waterfalls, pools and boulders, ensuring that your adrenaline levels are high. All of the guides are friendly, professional and highly experienced, guaranteeing you will always feel safe and comfortable. Throughout the trip, the guide will explain to you facts about the flora, fauna and history of the area, also finding some hidden native plants to eat or drink.

Raglan: Sunset Canyoning Tour and Glowworm Experience

Raglan: Sunset Canyoning Tour and Glowworm Experience

As the sun goes down, begin your journey into the ancient stream flowing off Mount Karioi. Wrapped up in the latest canyoning suits, jump into the freshwater pools. Climb and abseil cascading waterfalls all whilst under the light of your head torch. Feel safe in the company of an experienced guide, as they lead you on a great adventure. Throughout the trip hear the stories, history, and knowledge of the landscape and local area from your passionate guide. Following the stream find yourself in awe of the native flora and fauna surrounding you. As darkness falls, you'll begin to see the luminescent transformation take place. Witness new worlds of light being created by the native New Zealand glowworms who call this place home. Take a minute to stop for a moment of peace and tranquillity, with a hot cup of freshly made Kawakawa tea.

Real Rock, Climbing Experience!

Real Rock, Climbing Experience!

Climbing is the fastest growing adventure sport in the world, and luckily for us, it’s our passion! Climbing indoors is great! But there comes a time when the thrill of climbing on real rock, outside, begins to lure you! And this is where Raglan Rock’s Real Rock, Climbing Experience tour comes in! Test your personal limits as you top rope climb the ancient fossil limestone cliffs of Stone Valley! With spectacular views of the countryside, boulder valleys, and the extinct volcanoes of Mt Pirongia and Mt Karioi, it’s a high energy adventure. Your fully qualified and experienced guide will teach you the safest form of climbing there is and impart knowledge, such as rock identification, belaying, equipment selection and equipment checking! Not only are our guides excellent climbing instructors, but they are a dab hand of getting those awesome insta shots whilst you’re scaling the face, of all which you will receive for free!

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What people are saying about Raglan

Overall rating

4.7
(13 reviews)

Great time, even as winter approaches (May 2024). The staff is super friendly and the landscapes magnificent! The rock formations are spectacular! Make yourself comfortable upstairs to enjoy the best views, they provide clothing if necessary.

We had an awsome day. Sarah and her Buddy Are great teachers. They know how to teach beginnend to stay quickly on the Board for a few seconds😀. You feel, that they love their Job. Thanks a lot for this great experience!

Sunset cruise at Raglan, everything was great, service great and commentary was excellent. We enjoyed everything about this cruise.

We had a really enjoyable evening - well worth doing. Thank you. 😊

Still buzzing! Sven was an awesome guide. Will be climbing again!