Recommended day trips
As the Lodge is just an hour drive from many popular destinations we recommend exploring any of these at your leisure.
16 km out of Raglan are the Bridal Veil Falls which are not to be missed. A short 10 minute walk takes you to the top of the falls. A further 260 steps takes you down to the base. These falls are breathtaking.
Wildcoast Ruapuke Horse Riding
Ride up Mt Karioi where you will see wonderful views of the beach, ocean and rolling valleys. We ride through native bush, over streams and down onto the beautiful Ruapuke beach where the black iron (volcanic) sand glistens. Feel the wind on your face – this is a horse adventure with an edge!
If low tide is late afternoon, Kawhia's hot water beach offers the rare experience of soaking in a sandy spa pool while you watch the sun go down. The coastal village of Kawhia is a great fishing spot for holiday makers, with fishing tours available year-round. For much of the year, Kawhia is a peaceful, quiet place, with an increase in beach-goers arriving over summer. One of Kawhia's claims to fame is the hot water spring on Ocean Beach. At low tide, geothermally heated water bubbles up through the black sand – you can dig your own bath. To find the springs, drive to the end of Te Puia Road and walk over the dunes. Just one hour drive away!