Raglan is a coastal town in the Waikato District of the Waikato Region in the North Island of New Zealand.
The city is known for surfing and its black volcanic sand beaches. Around 3 to 4 km west of the town there are some bays where there are particularly long waves that are particularly suitable for surfing. The most famous surfing areas are Manu Bay, Whale Bay and Indicators Bay as well as Ngarunui Beach. One of the first surf films, The Endless Summer, was partly filmed in Raglan.
Today Raglan is the surfing mecca in New Zealand and now attracts wave-hungry people from all corners of the world.
Access : Coordinates: -37.8, 174.883333 /
- Manu Bay has the longest, most accessible and most consistent left-handed waves in the world ,Manu Bay is also known as The Point and played an important role in the 1966 cult surfer film “Endless Summer”.
- In Raglan, like the rest of New Zealand, you can surf all year round at the legendary left point breaks – Manu Bay, Whale Bay and Indicators.
- The best time of the year to surf Raglan is from May through August.
- Surf Spots : Te Akau , Mussel Rock at Rangitoto Point , Raglan Bar, Ngarunui Beach , Albatross Point ( requires access permission ) , Kiritehere Beach.
- Raglan tourist spots, things to do in Raglan, where to go in Raglan & more. : The surfing town has a very lively art scene, which even has its own event dedicated to it, the Raglan Arts Weekend. Painters, photographers, jewelry designers, potters and illustrators have found Raglan from all corners of the world./ Hike and canyoning at Mount Karioi / Explore Te Toto Gorge / Ngarunui Beach Lookout. / Raglan’s beaches : Raglan’s most famous beach is Ngarunui Beach or Ocean Beach, Ngarunui Beach , Whale Bay , Kopua Beach.
Go next : Explore Raglan’s town center with its lively mix of cafes, bars, surf shops and art galleries. / Bridal Veil Falls.