The little west coast surf town of Raglan is a magical place marked by dramatic black beaches, endless ocean vistas and sensational sunsets. Against this stunning backdrop, outdoor adventures, local art and cool boutiques vie for attention. The secret’s out: a weekend getaway in Raglan is an enticing prospect at any time of year.
For adventure lovers
Raglan is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, graced with world-class surfing spots, gentle harbour waters and numerous walking trails and tracks. Book in for a surf lesson, paddle the harbour by kayak or paddleboard or pull on your hiking boots to explore at your own pace.
For art lovers
Raglan overflows with artistic talent, from painters and potters, to photographers, weavers, sculpters, jewellery makers and more. A wonderful way to discover Raglan’s art scene is to visit over Anniversary Weekend for the annual Raglan Arts Weekend. Outside of this weekend, many artists are happy to welcome you to their studios on request. Pick up a copy of the Raglan Art Trail Guide from the i-Site in town for address and contact details. There are also plenty of galleries scattered around the town, which are well worth a wander.
Browse Raglan’s main street and you’ll find all-natural health and beauty products, carefully curated women and men’s designer clothing and vintage goodness jostling for your attention. Shopping in Raglan is a truly eclectic experience. If you love markets, make sure you time your visit to coincide with the monthly Raglan Creative Market, held on the second Sunday of every month at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre.
Fancy a weekend getaway in Raglan? We’re ideally located to help you make the most of everything Raglan has to offer. Take a peek at our luxurious apartments (featuring private spas and soothing bush and ocean views) and start planning your next weekend escape. To check availability and make a booking, head here.