Our journey to Raglan for walking

For a birthday treat, we headed to Raglan for a girls walking weekend. We headed south on a sun filled Friday arriving at our booked Bed & Breakfast Journey’s End at 2 pm.

That afternoon we did the “Three Bridges” walk around town (about 9kms) – alongside the harbour edge and then the estuary. 

Saturday was overcast with threatening rain, but we managed to stay dry as we drove south around the coast route past Rangipu, Ngarunui Beach, Manu Bay, and Whale Bay to the steep and deep Te Toto Gorge.

Along the way, we stopped and walked through the Bryant Memorial Reserve, enjoying the autumn trees and toadstools. Then onto Ruapuke Beach before heading inland to the magnificent Bridal Veil Falls (261 steps down and 261 steps back up). From there we rounded the back of Mt Karorioi to return to Raglan.

The sun appeared again on Sunday for a drive back to Auckland.  We took back gravel roads via Te Akau and the Nikau Caves to Port Waikato.  There is a one and a half hour walk near the Nikau Caves to a waterfall but we didn’t have the time to do it this time.  We did however, have time to have some delicious home made soup and a sit in the sunshine at the Nikau Caves Cafe.

List of all walks in Raglan

Bridal Veil Falls Raglan

Bridal Veil Falls Raglan

1.5 km return • 20 Minutes one way • Medium • The full walk is to the bottom of the waterfall, or take the easy ...
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Views of the ocean and black sand beach on the Cliff top to Beach Walk in Raglan

Cliff Top to Beach Walk – Raglan

12 km • 3 hours • Easy Loop Walk • Excellent loop walk from the clifftop to the beach with fantastic beach views along the ...
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Raglan 3 bridges walk

Raglan 3 Bridges Loop

9 km • 1 hour 40 minutes • Very Easy • The Wallis Wharf to Lily Street Loop Walk begins its at the wharf and ...
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