New Zealand is a small country with lots of small towns. The trick is to enjoy the little quirks and absorb the environment and take the positives. That would be why a lot of people are not disappointed.
I was really dissapointed by Raglan. The town is REALLY small and the beach was nice, but not all the trouble that my friends and I put into getting there.
Raglan, New Zealand, is a surf destination situated on the west coast of the North Island in the Waikato district, just over two hours' drive south from Auckland. It's a relaxing, small town with beautiful beaches that are full of amazing landscapes, which you can admire from Mount Karioi and the surrounding hills. It's very clean, and you'll find the traditional facilities for a small touristic town in New Zealand, like supermarkets and grocery stores, coffee shops, bars, post office, police station, library, and shops.
You will also find many Raglan, New Zealand hostels for the size of the town. Not only are there traditional ones but there are also some eco-friendly and sustainable hostels in Raglan, New Zealand. Some of the hostels in Raglan, New Zealand, are also a great place to connect with your mind; some focus on yoga and healthy food and can offer a different way to spend your holidays. Besides hostels in Raglan, New Zealand, there are also two camping places where you can pitch your tent.
The connection with the surf is seen everywhere; there are a lot of surf shops here. The river and the sea are great places for beginners as well as advanced practitioners. The place is also known for wind- and kite-surfing. The focus on sports and outdoor activities gives this place a laid-back feel and nature-lovers will enjoy the spectacular landscapes of the river, sea, and bush. Raglan is suitable for groups made up of family, couples, or friends.
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