Raglan – surfers paradise

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Raglan is situated west of Hamilton and is known as surfers’ paradise. It is Waikato’s only seaside resort. Formerly known as Whangaroa, Raglan is a coastal town with a number of beaches and harbour such as Te Kopua beach and Te Aro Aro Bay close to Raglan and popular for swimming.

Raglan is a popular tourist spot in summer particularly for surfers and those that enjoy water sports. A popular beach in Raglan, world famous for its surfing, is Whale Bay because of its left-hand break, a 10 minute drive south along the coast.



There are lots to do here, and is a small, relaxing and friendly environment.

The 25km drive south along Raglan’s thin coastal Whaanga Road offers breathtaking views of the rugged coastline and the Tasman Sea.

Surfing at Raglans Whale Bay

Surfing at Raglans Whale Bay

Author: nzbackpacker

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