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Learn to surf with qualified instructors, enjoy a daily surf lesson with surfboards and wet suits included (during lesson). Stay at an Eco Surf Lodge in to the famous surf spot, Whale Bay and spend your afternoons exploring Raglan and Whale Bay. Don’t worry if you’re an absolute beginner, you’ll have a surf lesson each morning that you’re at the surf lodge and the instructors will have you riding the waves in no time. With lots of local sports activities, stunning nature walks and beautiful beaches, this is the perfect place to learn to surf.
You’ll be staying in dorm rooms in accommodation based on the Eco Surf retreat. The Surf lodge you are located on a 110 acre native reserve located in Whale Bay. The accommodation has a large kitchen, hammocks, sun decks, table tennis, pool table, BBQ, TV and Wi-Fi.
Located in the huge Waikato region on New Zealand’s West Coast, this Eco lodge is the perfect location to spend 3 days learning to surf. Raglan is an awesome town on the West Coast of New Zealand, best known for its surfing and arts. With lots of local sports activities, stunning nature walks and beautiful beaches, this is the perfect place to learn to surf. New Zealand has two main islands - North Island and South Island - which are very different in landscape and climate. Your adventure tour will give you the opportunity to explore both. The North Island is where the major cities are - the capital Wellington and Auckland - ‘the city of sails’. It’s mainly volcanic in origin with lots of seismic features such as geysers and hot springs. The country has a landmass a little larger than the UK with a population of some four million. With 10 sheep to every person it's no surprise their major export is lamb! Despite the huge number of visitors travelling there every year, it’s never crowded.
Food is not included in the package, but there is a fully fitted kitchen which you are able to use to prepare meals. Raglan town is 15 minutes away from the surf retreat, where you’ll find a supermarket and a selection of cafes, bars and restaurants.
The lodge is 2.5 hours from Auckland. Drive south to Ngaruawahia, turn right at the BP station and follow the signs.
The lodge is just 45 minutes from Hamilton. All you need to do is take State Highway 23 and follow the sign until you reach to the surf lodge.
We recommend that you arrange your flight to arrive into Auckland airport (AKL) or Hamilton Airport (HLZ) as these are the closest to Raglan Town. You will be required to make your own way to the surf lodge.
Catch the Intercity bus to Hamilton and then get the Busit Route 23 connection bus to Raglan. You will be picked up from outside the library.
If you travel with Stray bus, your bus will pull right into the surf camp. Raglan will be one of your stops, so you can jump off the Stray bus, do your surf & stay and then jump back on once you have finished and continue your trip with Stray.