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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Small Town NZ Raglan

Raglan is just a couple of hours drive south of Auckland, on the west coast, but I had never been there before.
It has been getting a lot of publicity for its recycling business, managed by locals, and for its artists and alternative lifestylers.
We timed it wrong to visit the recycle shop and also struck a weekend with no live music, but apart from that it was great.
There was a vintage car rally on, and school holidays, which meant accommodation was not so easy to get.

Raglan

We finally decided to stay at the old pub in the centre of Raglan, having been warned that there are no ensuites and you can get a lot of noise from the pub downstairs.


Turned out to be a good choice, and there was no noise. We just loved the character of the old pub. Their meals were pretty good too.

Inside the Harbour View Hotel



We had dessert at one of the local cafes, and I loved the arty table number...

Not the best of photos, but you get the idea.
Just a walk to the end of the street and we were at Raglan Harbour

Raglan Harbour
Then a short drive out to the coast and we could see why Raglan is one of the best places in New Zealand for surfing.

A wild day on the Raglan Coastline
That was just a taster ...I want to go back, one night wasn't enough.

1 comment:

  1. I would choose the character if that old pub any day over a modern choice. And what a beautiful view of the wild sea.

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