Raglan Tourism

This quaint, tranquil town of New Zealand has much to offer to any tourist. The laidback nature of its people conceals their innate love for outdoor sports, the sea, music and arts. A huge attraction for surfers from around the globe, Raglan has three world-class point breaks, a surf-school and has also hosted a world surfing championship on its beaches. Other water sports such as body boarding and kayaking are also quite popular here. A swim on the Ocean Beach is immensely enjoyable and recommended for all trips to Raglan.

The black volcanic sand and long beaches makes a walk on the beach spectacularly amazing. If treks are your thing, head on to the Mount Karioi for a three-hour trek to the top and take in the fresh mountain air with the very friendly and knowledgeable Raglan tourist guide. Biking or walking to the Wairenga Falls(Bridal Viel Falls) is a must for all tourists.

The music scene in Raglan is quite active, with several of its restaurants playing live music and the Yot Club attracting musicians from all over New Zealand. For a sampling of the local music, head on to the Orca Restaurant and Bar, which hosts an open mic event once a month.

Raglan is also famous for its art, with several galleries and cafés featuring the local artists. The Raglan Old School Arts Centre hosts exhibitions and workshop for traditional crafts such as weaving and quilting as well as Maori crafts and the inevitable blend of the two.

Featuring boutique as well as regular coffee, having a cup in Raglan has become a tradition of sorts with its frequent visitors. The brews here are said to be the best; that coupled with the relaxing atmosphere and beautiful surroundings a coffee break in Raglan’s famous cafes is a travel tip not to be ignored.

Besides the beauty and zeal for life, the most precious thing a visitor can take home from a vacation to Raglan, is it’s passion for recycling, with the town recycling about 75% of its waste. Raglan is very serious about its environmental impact with several buildings using reusable energy and having eco-friendly structure.

  • Know the pollution level of Raglan before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 5.77 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 21.43 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 9.09 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 14.29 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Raglan for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Raglan.

    • Burglary and Theft 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 36.54 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 38.46 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30.77 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 32.69 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 32.69 (Low)
    • Attacks 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 57.69 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 42.31 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.23 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 63.46 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Raglan is 200.13 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 58.51 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 99.03 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 13.95 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.11 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 68.79 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 67.36 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.78 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 122.35 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Raglan

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.26 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.43 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.18 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 94.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 70 USD

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