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Raglan: Nature Cruise of Raglan Harbour

1. Raglan: Nature 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: 2-Hour Surf Lesson

2. 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: Karioi Canyoning

3. 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

4. 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.

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What people are saying about Raglan

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Was a really awesome experience. Bit of a tough hike at the end to get back to the starting point, but totally worth it. Also wish the guide had a bit of water with him as I was pretty dehydrated by the end of it and we couldn’t really carry anything with us.

The surfing guide was so lovely which made me relax and enjoy the experience. I’m definitely doing it again