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Raglan Adventure and Cultural Day/Evening Tour

 

Raglan is the region’s great chill out spot. Drawn by its relaxed vibe, superb waves and rugged landscape Raglan is a popular destination for artists, surfers and local weekend holiday makers alike. Raglan’s bohemian atmosphere and idyllic coastal setting makes it the perfect spot to while away an afternoon browsing amongst the boutique cafes and shops, lazing on the beach or kayaking on the harbour. While those with more adventurous activities in mind can take a short drive from the town to the beaches that make the area a surfing mecca, including Manu Bay which has one of the longest left-hand breaks in the world.

The harbour provides a tranquil spot for kayaking or a harbour cruise or if it’s the wild untamed nature of the west coast you’re after there is plenty of that on offer too or on a fishing boat. While inland, Bridal Veil Falls, which plunges 55m, is an inspiring sight when you take the walk to the pools below. With all this natural beauty, it’s no wonder that artisans and creative people flock to the area. This creativity is on show in the town’s galleries, studios and markets, and buying a souvenir usually also means buying something distinctively local and all the more memorable.

Raglan Township – Raglan (Maaori name: Whaingaroa) is a coastal town to the west of Hamilton. With three surf beaches and a beautiful natural harbor, it’s known for its famous surf breaks, arts and crafts, fashion, cafes and restaurants. Raglan is also an attractive base for a number of artists and it hosts a wide range of entertainment events throughout the year.

 

Depart Hamilton        Allow 9-10hrs

We also offer our Pick Up and Drop Off services from Auckland, Tauranga and Rotorua. Please Contact Us to find out more.

Surf and Turf Horse Riding, offers many unforgettable rides all located in and around 5km of Raglan township in the stunning Waikato. Customise tours to fit any level of rider, with a range of locations close to Raglan – the harbour, on the hills around the Te Uku windfarm, on the beach and even into town. You’ll be matched with a suitable horse and given pre-ride instructions so you can experience the beautiful surroundings on horseback with confidence. The rides vary from easy to moderate, contours are rolling and some may be a bit steep but can be easily adjusted to suit the riders ability. The horses are safe, well mannered and sure footed, so beginners will be comfortable and manage the ride with pleasure.

Raglan Harbour Cruise on the Wahine Moe  – Enjoy a beautiful cruise on the Wahine Moa a wonderful 15m launch while enjoying a wonderful meal. You haven’t seen Raglan until you’ve seen it from the water! “Wahine Moe” – Maori for Sleeping Lady – is a newly crafted pontoon style catamaran designed with harbour cruises in mind. It offers unparalleled stability, maneuverability and a shallow draught necessary for accessing some of the harbours’ hidden secrets. The Wahine Moe is situated on the Whaingaroa or Raglan Harbour on the West Coast of New Zealands North Island, she offers cruises into the upper reaches of one of the most spectacular harbours in the country. Experience the joys of fishing and perhaps even catching one of New Zealands most popular fish, Snapper, have it prepared and enjoy straight from the ocean to plate!.

Toi Hauāuru Studio Experience

A fascinating insight and a unique opportunity to see the stunning arts and designs by one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary Maori visual artists Simon Te Wheoro and Jamie Haenga. Enjoy wonderful art works from Sculptures, carvings and pounamu (greenstone) items to paintings, earrings, pendants and kete bags.

Waireinga or Bridal Veil Falls Maori Cultural Experience –

Guests will hear the story of Waireinga during a casual evening forest walk to the spectacular Waireinga (Bridal Veil Falls) . The focus is on the spiritual side of Maoridom and its longheld connection to the environment and where the group can share korero or conversation around such things as Maori history and culture, native birds and the significance of the land, forests, sea and air to Maori and there Whanau (Family). Learn about the spirits and religion and ongoing environmental restoration programme. Soon you will be standing at the top of the amazing Waireinga falls at the two viewing platforms. Be stunned by the beautiful hand-crafted cloaks made of feathers modelled during your experience often wore at weddings, witness a fierce warrior battle with warriors in traditional Maori dress wielding taiaha (long-handled wooden weapons), warriors appearing from the bush along with many other rituals such as the Poi dance, traditional dances and song and the traditional war dance the Haka.

 

Tour Prices (per person, minimum 2 guests)

2-11 persons Luxury Van $445.00pp
2-4 Persons Luxury American Sedan $475.00pp
4-9 Persons Luxury American Limousine $495.00pp
1 Person Luxury American Sedan $795.00pp

All prices are in New Zealand Dollars ($NZ) Includes Transport, Guided Tours, Lunch, Lessons and all Hire equipment costs.

Return Hamilton  (Seasonal Hours)

We also offer our Pick Up and Drop Off services from Auckland, Tauranga and Rotorua. Please Contact Us to find out more.

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