Raglan on the west coast of the Waikato region and a short drive from Hamilton is world famous for its surf. It came to prominence in the 1966 movie ‘Endless Summer’ and is reputed to have the longest left-hand surf break in the world. The waves attract all manner of wave-riders from boogie boarders, surfers to the high flying kite-surfers which are amazing to watch. And for the uninitiated there are surf schools which can get you out in the surf with just one lesson. There are many sheltered bays suitable for swimming and kayaking as well. For a break from the water there are a number of interesting walks in the area, including the Mt Karioi Summit track which rewards the hearty with magnificent views of the region’s mountains and coastline. The Bridal Veil Falls is a much shorter easy access walk, suitable for all abilities. Raglan has a thriving arts and crafts community and the monthly creative market is a great spot to pick up unique hand-made items, if you miss this pop into one of the many funky galleries for some great shopping.
A popular style of touring is to take a preplanned self drive road trip. After a thorough consultation with you we expertly plan and create your self drive tour around New Zealand. These tours allow you the freedom to explore at leisure with the comfort and security of pre-booked activities and accommodations. Route suggestions, APP guidance plus local support mean your New Zealand vacation is in safe hands. See self drive ideas here
If you prefer to let someone else do the work then an escorted small group tour might be for you. Our sister company at New Zealanbd Coach has a range of hand picked small group itineraries are ideal if you prefer to travel in the company of like minded people. Tours are limited to a certain number of participants which means different accommodation options, exclusive activities and of course a knowledgeable guide ensures you get to see the best of New Zealand. See small group tours here.
A private guided tour offers true flexibility and the security of a knowledgeable local guiding you all the way. Well planned itineraries ensure you see exactly what you want to see but with your own driver-guide you can adapt to suit the day or your preference. 100% tailor-made to suit you a private tour is a great option when travelling as a small group. All our self drive itineraries can be replanned and priced using a private driver and guide, so if it is what you fancy just contact us to discuss.
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