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Raglan

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.

Raglan Kayak Excursion

Raglan Kayak Excursion

Explore the unique limestone coast, private bays, beaches and inspiring Raglan landscape full of colourful history. You'll discover places accessible only by kayak at a relaxed pace so you can really soak up the laid back Raglan atmosphere. This stunning and cruisy adventure is suitable for all. Along the way, you'll also stop for delicious coffee and snacks and a chance to enjoy the impressive pancake rock formations and unspoilt beauty, this secret paradise is filled with a colourful history!

New Zealand touring ideas

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 allows you the freedom to explore at leisure with the comfort and security of pre-booked activities and accommodations. Route suggestions, GPS and APP guidance plus local support mean you are in safe hands. See self drive ideas here

If you prefer to let someone else do the work then an escorted small group tour or a private guided tour might be for you. Our range of hand picked small group itineraries are ideal if you prefer to travel in the company of like minded people. These tours limit the number of participants which means different accommodation options, exclusive activities and of course a knowledgable guide ensures you get to see the best of New Zealand. See our small group tours here. 

A private guided tour offers true flexibility and the security of a knowledgable 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. Just contact us to discuss your needs.

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