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Secret, amaz­ing beaches in New Zea­l­and

Some of NZ’s most beau­ti­ful and secluded beaches can only be accessed via a decent walk along a coastal track. These hid­den gems lure you for­ward with glimpses of twink­ling blue water on the hori­zon, before reward­ing your efforts with swathes of sand and birds wheel­ing across the sky. These spe­cial beaches make for a…

What to take to Raglan (NZ)

A sum­mer hol­i­day in Raglan? Gear: wet­suit surf­board boo­gie board Beach umbrella Seats Clothes: — water­proof jack­et — jump­er — tshirts — shorts — 1 pair of undies per day — hat — san­dals for wear­ing inside the hut — towel(s) Tramp­ing items: — water­proof pro­tect­or — water­bottle or camel pack (hardy) — boots Oth­er…

Things to do in Raglan

Climb Mt Kari­oi. Raglan Kayak: Water Sports http://​www​.lonely​plan​et​.com/​n​e​w​—​z​e​a​l​a​n​d​/​w​a​i​k​a​t​o​—​a​n​d​—​t​h​e​—​k​i​n​g​—​c​o​u​n​t​r​y​/​r​a​g​l​a​n​/​a​c​t​i​v​i​t​i​e​s​/​w​a​t​e​r​—​s​p​o​r​t​s​/​r​a​g​l​a​n​—​k​a​yak Raglan Kite Surf School: http://​www​.lonely​plan​et​.com/​n​e​w​—​z​e​a​l​a​n​d​/​w​a​i​k​a​t​o​—​a​n​d​—​t​h​e​—​k​i​n​g​—​c​o​u​n​t​r​y​/​r​a​g​l​a​n​/​a​c​t​i​v​i​t​i​e​s​/​o​t​h​e​r​/​r​a​g​l​a​n​—​k​i​t​e​—​s​u​r​f​—​s​c​h​ool Go on a Horse Trek  http://​www​.raglan​.net​.nz/​2​0​0​9​/​1​0​/​m​a​g​i​c​—​m​o​u​n​t​a​i​n​—​h​o​r​s​e​—​t​r​e​ks/ Paddle in the surf. Vis­it Waireinga/​​Bridal Veil Falls. Drive down the coast to Kawhia (pro­nounced Karf-ee-ah) and dig up hot water on the beach at low tide. Go bush walk­ing in Wainui Bush Park see if you can spot an eel…

What to take to Lake Waikere­moana

- salt and pep­per — aarons tongs (with all the uten­cils) — tea and cof­fee — milk powder (full cream) — 4x 1.5L water­bottles — scro­gin — sun­block — little speak­er — iphone char­ger for in the car — first aid kit — sun­hat — alco­hol — insect repel­lant — book — sleep­ing mat Food…