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Place to stay · Raglan
Ruapuke peaceful one bedroom cabin with spa pool
Get away from it all when you stay under the stars.
Mar 7 – 14
$90 per night
Superhost
Guesthouse · Raglan
The Studio @ The Coastal Retreat
The Studio is set high on the hill above Raglan with sweeping harbour, ocean and rural views. This is a retreat to engage with serene natural landscapes. Situated only 4 kms from town, 15mins from world class surf breaks and numerous incredible beaches. The studio is self contained with passive solar heating, solar power & freshly harvested rainwater. Luxuriously appointed for your comfort with pure wool carpet, down duvet and pure cotton bed linen.
Feb 15 – 22
$79 per night
Superhost
Place to stay · Raglan
Raglan Pod , Moonlight Beach Retreat
The Pod is situated in Moonlight Bay with Beach access. With a tree top feel this stylish place offers a tranquail haven for holidaying in the popular beachtown of Raglan.
Mar 26 – Apr 2
$91 per night
Superhost

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Photo of Bridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls76 locals recommend
Photo of Raglan Fish
Raglan Fish20 locals recommend
Photo of Raglan Wharf
Raglan Wharf22 locals recommend
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Rock-It Kitchen49 locals recommend
Photo of The Wharf Kitchen and Bar
The Wharf Kitchen and Bar17 locals recommend
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Raglan Harbour View Hotel29 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Raglan

Home · Raglan
Whare Tatū
May 26 – Jun 2
$95 per night
Superhost
Home · Raglan
Moonlight Bay Magic
Feb 16 – 23
$110 per night
Superhost
Tiny home · Raglan
Heart Scent - Dog Friendly Sunny Spot
Feb 23 – Mar 2
$76 per night
Superhost
Cabin · Raglan
Raglan LoveNest -Romantic escape with outdoor bath
Mar 19 – 26
$111 per night
Superhost
Tiny home · Raglan
Dom and Jacos Kaitoke Tiny House
Dec 7 – 14
$83 per night
Superhost
Apartment · Raglan
MoonlightBay- Views, Beach, Kayak & Wine tasting!
Sep 2 – 9
$97 per night
Superhost
Guest suite · Raglan
Cute & cosy rural hideaway - Flaxpod cabin
Nov 29 – Dec 6
$73 per night
Superhost
Private room · Raglan
Warm and sunny private room in quiet location.
Feb 3 – 10
$39 per night
Superhost
Guest suite · Raglan
Sunshine Studio
Jul 13 – 20
$36 per night
Superhost
Guesthouse · Raglan
Poppy’s Place
Dec 18 – 25
$72 per night
Superhost
Treehouse · Raglan
Arch Cabin In The Trees
Mar 21 – 28
$73 per night
Superhost
Hotel room · Raglan
Book a bed in a 3 share room
Jul 10 – 17
$20 per night

Your guide to Raglan

All About Raglan

The town of Raglan is situated on the southern shores of Raglan Harbour, which extends north to Glen Afton on New Zealand’s North Island and is one of three inlets along the Waikato coast. Initially known by its Māori name of Whāingaroa — ‘the long pursuit’ — Raglan is known for its volcanic black sand beaches, dunes, and dune-damned lakes to the north of the harbor mouth. The now-dormant Mount Karioi volcano lies to the southwest of the township, and hikers take to the slopes for incredible views — you can see as far as Mount Taranaki on a clear day.

Raglan’s coastal waters are considered some of the best in the world by surfers, and there are a series of breaks in the local area, including Whale Bay, Indicators, Vortex Bay, and Manu Bay. Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Disappear southeast of Raglan are also both big draws, and the sunsets at the Wainui Reserve are the stuff of postcards.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Raglan?

Raglan experiences mild temperatures throughout the year, but they’re at their highest during the summer months of January to March and dip in the winter months of June, July, and August.

Summer accommodation in Raglan is ideal for surfers, backpackers, and nature lovers. There’s a variety of local stalls and produce at Raglan’s summer markets and farmers’ markets, and you’ll find stunning walks through forests and over dedicated tracks that offer amazing clear views on sunny days. An annual music festival takes place in midsummer, featuring a range of local and international acts across four stages.

If you’re visiting Raglan during spring or fall, keep an ear out for annual fashion and art festivals, as well as regular art workshops.


What are the top things to do in Raglan?

Bridal Veil Falls

Fifteen minutes to the southeast of Raglan, the giant Bridal Veil Falls drop into a lagoon 180 feet below, one of the most stunning falls in the country. They’re easily accessible on foot from Raglan town center via a short nature walk. You’ll pass by several viewing platforms where you can see the cascade from various perspectives, and you can venture up to the top platform and look down onto the falls.

Te Toto Gorge Lookout

On your way to Ruapuke Beach, you’ll find the picturesque Te Toto Gorge Lookout. This is the site of three natural coastal amphitheaters, one of which is home to large Māori Gardens. The views of the former gardens are amazing and, if you venture up to the wooden platform, you’ll be rewarded with commanding vistas of the Raglan coastline too.

Kawhia Hot Water Beach

Just an hour away from Raglan, there’s a truly unique beach — there are natural geothermal hot springs under the sand. Visit within two hours either side of low tide to be able to dig your own beach hot tub in and around the dunes and headland. As the tide comes in, your DIY tub will fill up with soothing hot water.

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