Raglan By The Sea A Top Real Estate Location

Looking for refreshing getaway? Visit one of the most beautiful costal towns in the world.

A 45 minute drive west of Hamilton and a 2 hour drive south of Auckland, Raglan is situated on the beautiful west coast of the North Island in New Zealand, it has become one of New Zealand’s most popular places to visit and live.

Spend time at one of the many black sand beaches swimming, surfing, and body boarding, or just working on the perfect tan! Explore this beautiful town and check out its unique shops and restaurants. Or, for the explorer in you, trek down to the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls for a spectacular view of this natural waterfall. These are just some of the exciting activities you can experience in Raglan.

Raglan’s world famous breaks are found at 3 points: Manu Bay, Whale Bay and The Indicators. This is the hottest surfing mecca in NZ, if not in this part of the planet. Manu Bay (Waireke) is 8 kms from Raglan. This famous surf break, also known as The Point, as it is said to have the longest left hand ride in the world.

Artwork is abundant in the cafes of Raglan and a must see is the Aqua Velvet. The only artist’s work displayed this year has been of Maori carver Aaron Kereopa. He carves surfboard blanks into traditional Maori designs. These carvings stand out not only for their size, but also for their intricate Polynesian designs and three-dimensional shapes, the texturing of the colours and their overall

This coastal town has a population of 3.500 (Statistics NZ, 2004). The winter period sees a drop off in the tourist numbers; however during the summer period of October through to late autumn, the town is a buzz with hype and activity.

The holiday makers and tourists flock to the coastal township, attracted by the laid back bohemian lifestyle; it is a means of escapism from the city and daily grind of everyday life. It has been said, once you visit Raglan, you may find it hard to leave.

So what makes this township so popular? Why has it become the place to be seen and a lifestyle for the famous, infamous and the downright trendies?

It may have something to do with the fact that it still remains one of the most ‘unspoilt’ spots to visit in New Zealand .

With not only a rich and colourful history, it also boasts breathtaking, panoramic views of the Tasman Sea . A must is visiting the Harbourview Hotel which takes pride of place on the main street. Sit and enjoy a coffee, wine or beer on the front terrace and admire the palm trees and backdrop of Mt Karioi (the majestic dormant volcano). This sleeping lady dominates the coastal town and is almost hypnotic.

Things to do in Raglan
: Tramping
: Surfing
: Kite surfing
: Fishing and boating
: Kayaking
: Swimming
: Golfing. (Try not to hit the sheep!)
: Paragliding
: Mountain biking
: Sightseeing (by land or sky)
: Kite flying
: Blow carting
: Sky diving

And so much more!

JUST BEWARE: This is not your usual town, so don’t be put off by the lack of clothes shops, cinemas or pubs. This is a town that involves using your imagination, it is not all laid on for you but if you allow, will open up a world of adventures.

Real Estate in the area is a popular purchase.  The town is services by the writers team at Century 21 George Boyes consisting of both urban and top rural agents together with property management.

Century 21 Raglan: http://www.cent21.co.nz/index.php?option=com_hotproperty&Itemid=26

Looking for refreshing getaway? Visit one of the most beautiful costal towns in the world.


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