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Things to do in Raglan

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Scenic Viewpoint
“This is a great experience. An amazing waterfall and a nice short walk with the option to go down to the bottom of the Falls with viewing platforms and well appointed steps.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Café
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“Excellent food, great local coffee, smoothies, juices open for breakfast & lunch (not dinner). It gets busy but has a good service & turnaround times.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
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“Rockit Kitchen does a great breakfast. Enjoy your morning coffee on the back deck overlooking the peaceful rural setting.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great for a special dinner. Watch a spectacular Raglan sunset while enjoying a glass of wine and delicious food.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Beach
“This is the main surf beach in Raglan which is patrolled by surf lifesavers during the summer months.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“The Yottie is one of those cool music venues where you never really know who may turn up to play a set. It's a popular gig for touring artists who just want to play an intimate set without the crowds. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Lodging
“If you are looking for a lamb shank and a pint, or Mussels and a glass of wine, while soaking up the culture of Raglan, this is the place.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Delicious coffee to keep you going whilst you explore all that Raglan has to offer.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Campground
“The best beach town - A must visit. There's something for everyone and worth looking into for yourself :-) ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“If your feeling up for a walk, you can climb our local maunga, Mount Karioi. The climb will take you about 1 1/2 hours, leaving from the Ruapuke side, or 2 1/2 hours from Te Toto Gorge. We have done it with both our children when they were aged 8 and 10, and it is challenging but very doable. The i-site can provide information on where to go from, or look in the brochure in the kitchen area of Hanna's Hideaway. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“I like this little supermarket as the people are lovely and friendly and it’s easier to shop and get a park.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bistro
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“Without a doubt my favourite for fish and chips. Either eat in and watch the fishing taking place on the wharf or take away and head to the beach. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Many Bay is a world famous surfing beach with a long left hand point break and is host to international surf competitions.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fish & Chips! On the Wharf! What more can I say... such a neat spot to eat a kiwi favourite and watch the bird life over the harbour and check out the stunning views towards Te Akau.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Local pottery. Watch the potter at work while you enjoy the sea views from his studio, incredible tableware. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A popular stop for surfers to grab breakfast or a quick bite. Yummy pizza slices, breakfast wraps and smoothies!”
  • 14 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Excellent food, great local coffee, smoothies, juices open for breakfast & lunch (not dinner). It gets busy but has a good service & turnaround times.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
“Rockit Kitchen does a great breakfast. Enjoy your morning coffee on the back deck overlooking the peaceful rural setting.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great for a special dinner. Watch a spectacular Raglan sunset while enjoying a glass of wine and delicious food.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bistro
“Without a doubt my favourite for fish and chips. Either eat in and watch the fishing taking place on the wharf or take away and head to the beach. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fish & Chips! On the Wharf! What more can I say... such a neat spot to eat a kiwi favourite and watch the bird life over the harbour and check out the stunning views towards Te Akau.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A popular stop for surfers to grab breakfast or a quick bite. Yummy pizza slices, breakfast wraps and smoothies!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice diner experience. Highly recommend dessert: apple spring rolls and Ice cream sandwich. Remember to book!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Student Center
“Easily best fish and chips in town! Get in quick for fresh fish. Closes 7pm. Burgers are out the gate! ”
  • 7 locals recommend

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