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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.

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Facts and Stats for Raglan*

  • Pollution Statistics in Raglan

    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)
  • Raglan: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Raglan for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Raglan.

    • Burglary and Theft 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 29.55 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 34.09 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.09 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 27.27 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 34.09 (Low)
    • Attacks 32.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.55 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 47.73 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.45 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 61.36 (High)
  • Living in Raglan - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Raglan is 194.18 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 61.61 (High)
    • Climate Index 99.03 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 13.95 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.17 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 74.95 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 67.36 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.55 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 109.63 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Raglan

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.3 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.95 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 47.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 119.48 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 81.65 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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