Travel Blogs from Raglan, New Zealand

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From Raglan to Rotorua, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

From Raglan to Rotorua

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... out of this activity, because going down into dark dank caves holds no appeal for me, plus I had see the glow worms at Raglan and as stunning as they are I preferred to see them above ground. Unfortunately we had missed the tides at hot water beach. At ...

Raglan, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Raglan

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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Well I spent 4 days in Raglan as it was so beautiful and such a calming place. I have to say that the beds here were the best I have slept in so far, they just molded you. Most days I got up had some brekkie and then went for a walk up into the mountain ...

Surfs Up, But We're Not, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Surfs Up, But We're Not

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... '), so after our visits with the rel’ees in the Auckland area we drove, in the dark, straight to Raglan- something of a surfing mecca in New Zealand. Driving in the dark gave us new insight into just how crazy Kiwi’s can get when behind the ...

Shearing bunnies, Waitomo and Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Shearing bunnies

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... more lovely karst scenery. The next day it was a complete change of scene, as we drove to the seaside town of Raglan. One of New Zealand's surfing meccas, it also had great beaches and lots of arty shops. After lunch and exploring the stores, we armed ...

On the road with AJ and Emerson, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

On the road with AJ and Emerson

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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Will update soon........ Just look at the piccies for ...

Raglan, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Raglan

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... so Michael kept singing the first line of the song On Raglan Road in his best "Dublin accent" the whole way. Lovely. Raglan Road in New Zealand though is a dirt track so it's rough going but Karol our Corolla withstood the pressure (and the ...

Raglan, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Raglan

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... quite a depressing town very industrialized. We arrived at our accommodation for the night karioi backpacker's lodge; it's also the Raglan surf school. This funky little lodge is situated in 110 acres of beautiful native bush with hiking trails and near ...

Lemon Water & Surf..., Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Lemon Water & Surf...

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... that we must have found that "sweet spot" and got out of Hamilton in one piece! We then arrived in Raglan. This is a major surfing town in New Zealand. It apparently has the one of the best left hand surf breaks in the World - that's surfing lingo - I ...

Raglan, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Raglan

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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Hahei - ...

Every Day's a Sunday, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Every Day's a Sunday

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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It's just occurred to me that for some time now I have had absolutely no idea what day it is. Or 'date' come to think of it. The only time I've been reminded of 'the day' is when I've discovered a particular shop that is closed due to it being Sunday, ...

The Raglan Surf School, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

The Raglan Surf School

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... to have left Auckland. Very glad. To the point where I wished I had left a lot sooner. Why does New Zealand keep getting better? I expected Raglan to be quite a small village, mainly with a surf community, a decent beach and the usual hostel ...

The Introduction, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

The Introduction

A travel blog entry by danblank

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... , put me at ease. I walked around for a few minutes, basically enough time to see the whole town, and already I was feeling better. Raglan is a two-block town that you could wind up being bored in after 10 minutes or wake up one day and realize you've ...

Stoked!, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Stoked!

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... loved the peacefulness and homeliness of the lodge. I've probably spent most of my time with 'Chris' from Cornwall. He arrived in Raglan last week and knew instantly that he would be staying a lot longer than planned. He has been surfing for years ...

The 'Pub Bus', Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

The 'Pub Bus'

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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I have to document this for future reference. Yesterday morning, we were sitting around on the balcony when one of the German girls suggested that if we all chipped in five bucks, we could all share quite a substantial barbecue in the evening with a ...

Re-Unions in Raglan, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Re-Unions in Raglan

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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We arrived in Raglan just after lunch and I watched with joy at Chris' total surprise when he turned round and I was standing in front of him. Surprisingly for me though he was leaving today (actually in a couple of hours) to head over to Whakatane on ...

We're getting really daring now - we stayed ..., Waitomo Gloworm Caves, New Zealand travel blog

We're getting really daring now - we stayed ...

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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We're getting really daring now - we stayed another nite in an un-official site! The car park was the entry point to some caves and there is a walk you can do at night (which we did) to see some glo-worms so there were cars there quite late. However, ...

Fun Tourist Times, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Fun Tourist Times

A travel blog entry by aholovatyk

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... rest of the way to Raglan in soaking wet clothes :/. At least the rest of the drive down was mostly sunny :). When we got to Raglan we headed to a local cafe for lunch and then went down to the beach to look around. Raglan is one of the most famous spots ...

Raglan, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Raglan

A travel blog entry by richie-ruth

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Raglan ...

Mercury Bay, Mercury Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Mercury Bay

A travel blog entry by alexlove

... 't totally remember what it said. But on the plus side for gig 23, the first half of my set consisted of entirely new material, all written within the past week. My Fuck a Kiwi stuff did well. But the best laugh was reserved for a poem about a ...

Raglan, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Raglan

A travel blog entry by surfer_soul

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... and just native forest as far as the eye can see ecept for the other direction where you have the sea, lovely! The last day in Raglan the surf had gone flat (which it very rarely does here)So it was into town for some supplys for the onward journey and ...

Riding retro surfboards in Raglan, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Riding retro surfboards in Raglan

A travel blog entry by thesunchasers

... with fellow travellers in the warm water in the early evenings.  Mark braved the cold water to surf the world famous Raglan break whilst I ruined my shoes by attempting the great Kiwi tradition of tramping i.e. walking through a very muddy field in ...

Raglan to Mourea, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Raglan to Mourea

A travel blog entry by monkeybusiness

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... about the stories of their tribes over the years. We also had the opportunity to join in some Mouri dancing and Liam got the chance to try out the Hakka (their war dance). Overall it was a really fun experience and Raglan and Mourea get the thumbs ...

Surfing in Raglan, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Surfing in Raglan

A travel blog entry by gorkel

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... to rent boards was at the local hostel down the road.  We arrived and found (what I believe is) the coolest hostel in New Zealand.  The hostel is located right near the beach and all around the place there were hammocks hanging, about 12 in ...

Hamilton and Raglan, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Hamilton and Raglan

A travel blog entry by rodandshannon

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... Richard O'Brien, the creator of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. English born O'Brien only spent his teens and early twenties in New Zealand, but (so it is claimed), it was his watching sci-fi B-movie Double Features at the Embassy Theatre in Hamilton ...

Surf's Up?, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Surf's Up?

A travel blog entry by sam.bewitching

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... we were cooking we bumped into Claire and Tony the couple we had been chatting to at Cathedral Cove in Hahei, they had been in Raglan for a few days and were even there during the whole ‘Weather Bomb’ thing – they said it wasn’t ...

Beaches and Waterfalls, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Beaches and Waterfalls

A travel blog entry by erinmarie

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On sunday morning, my friends and I drove out to the west coast of the north island to a little beach town called Raglan! These beaches are well know for the surfers that flock there! Before the beach we made an hour drive out to Bridal Falls ...

Road Trip, Auckland and Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Road Trip

A travel blog entry by kathrynryan

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... themselves to sambuca! See pictorial evidence below. We all awoke after about 5 hours sleep (pretty good considering!) and drove to Raglan to see Hannah and Otis. All the guys and Hannah went surfing while Mijin and I enjoyed a nice coffee in town and ...

La lunga nuvola bianca, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

La lunga nuvola bianca

A travel blog entry by baldolino

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... , cosi' mi sono preso un kayak da solo e sono andato in giro per un paio d'ore nell'insenatura che avvolge Raglan. L'inizio non e' facile, devo prendere mano. Acquisita confidenza mi avvicino alle coste rocciose e esploro ogni anfratto, e' davvero bello ...

Raglan Highlights, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Raglan Highlights

A travel blog entry by kiwannabejill

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Kiwi road trip to complete the journey, Raglan, New Zealand travel blog

Kiwi road trip to complete the journey

A travel blog entry by lauracollett88

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... was eerily quiet in comparison to a hostel and well deserved after two month straight without my own room. I'm very sad to be leaving New Zealand I have had the best time here out of all the places I have visited so far and met some amazing people along ...

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