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3 Days Surf Camp in New Zealand

Beginner Surf Camp in New Zealand

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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.


  • Daily surf lesson
  • Qualified instructor
  • Explore Raglan and Whale Bay
  • Surfing at famous surf spot, Whale Bay
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Beautiful beaches


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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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.



  • Kick start each day with a morning surf lesson with one of the camp's qualified instructors. Don’t worry if you’re a beginner and haven’t tried surfing before, the instructors will teach you all there is to know and you’ll be riding the waves in no time. Surfboards and wetsuits are provided during lessons.


  • You’ll have the afternoon and evening to spend as you wish and there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. Chill out on one of the stunning beaches, go fishing, hike on Mount Karioi, take in the spectacular sights from Inspiration Point, check out the ropes course or explore Whale Bay which is only a short walk from the lodge. The Surf Lodge provide a free daily transfer to Raglan town, so if you need to pick up some supplies or would like to explore the local town you can. Of course, if you wanted to continue surfing in the afternoon, you can hire some equipment and practice your new skills on the waves!


  • In the evening, you’ll have time to cook some dinner or have a BBQ, chill out with a book on the hammocks, take advantage of the pool table and table tennis or party in ‘The Barn’ with your new found mates.


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.



  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Surfing


  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen


  • Board rental
  • Wireless internet


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.

What's included

  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Daily surf lesson
  • Daily transfer to Raglan Town
  • Surfboards and wet suits during lessons

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Food and drinks
  • Transport to the surf lodge
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas

How to get there

Driving directions from Auckland

The lodge is 2.5 hours from Auckland. Drive south to Ngaruawahia, turn right at the BP station and follow the signs.

Driving directions from Hamilton

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.

Arrival by airplane

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.

Arrival by bus

Express bus

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.

Stray bus

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.

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