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Raglan is basically one big playground with heaps of fun things to do, all year round.

Activities & Free stuff

What can you do here?

Never a dull moment here at Raglan Backpackers! It can be hard to see all the possibilities, so here’s a neat little list of suggestions. Of course there’s more. There’s always more!

  • Surfing (rentals, lessons, packages) the world-renowned breaks at Manu Bay or Whale Bay, or get up on your first wave at our local beginner’s beach, Ngarunui.
  • Kayak or Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) around the estuary or head over to the fascinating Pancake Rocks (some people even jump off them).
  • Yoga sessions in the hostel and in the beautiful dedicated yoga space in town (only $10 for backpackers). Find the timetable here.
  • Hike to the summit of Raglan’s Sleeping Lady – Mount Kariori (3hrs) or visit the stunning Bridal Veil Falls. Find out more from DOC.
  • Bike ($5/hour) Bike our beautiful coast road. Upgrade to specialized mountain bikes for off road forrest trails
  • Fish for snapper and kawhai from the local wharf.
  • Skateboarding action at the skatepark or pump track
  • Kitesurfing lessons from the fantastic Ozone
  • Golf with incredible views of Raglan for only $20 for nine holes!
  • Horse rides along the beach or in the forest, or even a horseback swim in the sea! Check out Surf n Turf.
  • Glow worm caving or canyoning with Raglan Rock, check them out.

Free stuff

  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Guitars
  • Slack line
  • Skateboards
  • Fishing rods
  • Board games, books
  • Knitting/sewing
  • Baking stuff
  • Plus fun evening activities from movies (with free popcorn) and quizzes, to pizza nights (we provide the dough, you bring your favourite toppings) and board game evenings!

And much much more!

So come and…

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