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Raglan, Waikato Scenic Walks

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Waikato, North Island

Raglan offers visitors plenty of walking options from panoramic Mount Kariori summit to the glorious Bridal Veil waterfall. Enjoy pottering along the estuary boardwalk or explore further afield.


Raglan scenic walks – where to go

High Jungle Waterfall in Lush Rain Forest near Raglan, New Zealand
High Jungle Waterfall in Lush Rain Forest near Raglan, New Zealand

Waireinga Bridal Veil Falls

Waireinga Bridal Veil Falls features on our #nzmustdo waterfalls destination. Misty spray from the curtain of water dropping into the pool below is beautiful. Wairēinga Bridal Veil Falls is a great bush walk through native forest. Beautiful photo moments at the falls, an instagram favourite. Nearby is the mountain bike trail into the Pirongia Forest Park.

Karioi Track, New Zealand
Karioi Track, Waikato, New Zealand

Mt Karioi Track

The Karioi track from Te Toto Gorge car park offers fantastic views of the rugged west coast, north towards the Manukau Heads. Looking south on a clear day, you can see the four peaks of Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe, Mt Ruapehu and Mt Taranaki

Mt Karori entrance location

596 Whaanga Road, Raglan 3297


Taking a day trip to Kawhia you will pass the Department of Conservation sign posts indicating the start of the walk in the Te Toto Gorge.

Beach culture lifeguards and surfer Ngarunui Beach, New Zealand
Beach culture lifeguards and surfer Ngarunui Beach, New Zealand

Wainui Bush Park Reserve – Raglan walks

  • Kids going surfing at Ngarunui beach, friends and family can spend time exploring nearby Wainui Reserve and take in the harbour views
  • Well formed gravel paths with stream crossings and bush glades to stroll through
  • Wainui Bush Park is Waikato District Council 140 hectare farm park with access to Ngarunui Beach.

Wainui Reserve location

368 Wainui Road, Raglan 3297

A 140 hectare farm park giving access to Ngarunui Beach.

Raglan Te Kopua Estuary Beach high tide, New Zealand
Raglan Te Kopua Estuary Beach high tide, New Zealand

Raglan Estuary Boardwalk & footbridge

Explore the estuary from the vantage point of the attractive boardwalk shaded by massive pohutukawa trees. The perfect point to take a seat and enjoy the sights and sounds of the estuary with kids padding, teenagers water bombing from the jetty and the option of a sunset harbour cruise.

Raglan Estuary Boardwalk location

5 Wi Neera Street, Raglan 3225

Pirongia Mountain, Waikato, New Zealand
Pirongia Mountain, Waikato, New Zealand

Pirongia Forest Park

Pirongia Forest is a lesser known Department of Conservation walking area with native bush, forest and summit views from Mount Pirongia. Raglan makes a great option as a base for walking holidays. Raglan is approximately 48 km drive from Pironga.

Pirongia Forest Park location


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