SURFING PACKAGES & ACTIVITIES

Karioi Lodge is one of the best spots to enjoy the great outdoors plus we are walking distance to Whale & Manu Bay - the surfing heart of Raglan & also nearby to many other Raglan activities. Helping you to organise and book local activities & transport is a complimentary service for guests. Read on below for info on our wide range of surfing packages including the latest double dare deal and surf rental special or CLICK HERE for the low down on activities you can get amongst
at the Karioi Lodge & surrounding area.



The Karioi Lodge is home to the Raglan Surfing School, which means we can offer fantastic value for money on surf packages for guests who wish to learn to surf & have a great place to stay! Surf packages give the budding surfer a good opportunity for practicing the skills learnt in the initial beginner lesson with all surf equipment, accommodation & beach transport provided during their stay. Supervision on the hire days following the lesson is also available. The packages are very popular and at any time of the year you'll be able to meet & probably end up surfing with others who are doing the same as you... surfing up a storm!

KARIOI LODGE SURF N STAY PACKAGES INCLUDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING.....

HALF DAY BEGINNER SURF LESSONS...These lessons are suitable for beginners and novice surfers and run daily in the winter and twice daily in the summer. The lesson takes place on the day of your arrival (e.g. day one of your package) so in the summer you can choose between a morning & an afternoon lesson (if you choose the morning lesson, feel free to check in early if arranged with the office) and in the winter the lesson for the day usually starts at 2pm. Regardless you should try to arrive around 1 hour prior to the lesson start time to give you time to settle into your accommodation & unpack before being ready to go on your lesson 15 minutes prior to the start time.

Lessons are held in a group situation where the instructor to student ratio is 1:8. The lesson begins with some dry-land training in our sports barn at the Karioi Lodge. Afterwards its time to charge it for the water session held at Ngarunui Beach about 5 minutes drive away from the lodge. This beach is beautiful, long and sandy so you don't have to worry about rocks or crowds of people in the water. For more info on surfing lessons click here to access our Raglan Surf School information

SURF EQUIPMENT HIRE...the day(s) following your surf lesson will be spent with a half day surfing session at the beach. We will supply you with all your surf equipment and you can then practice everything you learnt in the surf lesson. The hire day(s) are unsupervised but you will have learnt enough in the lesson to feel confident in the water. Also there are bound to be other people surfing with you from the Karioi Lodge who are also on surf packages. You can choose from a morning or afternoon session.

SHARE ACCOMMODATION... All packages include accommodation in our share rooms where you'll sleep in a 4 bunk bed room. All bed linen is included. Upgrading to a private room at the lodge or a luxury holiday home in Whale Bay within walking distance of the lodge is available.

ALL EQUIPMENT... We provide all your surf equipment such as specially designed learner boards, fibreglass boards & cozy wetsuits on a surf package.

ALL TRANSPORT... The beach which is great for learner surfers is about 5 minutes drive from the Karioi Lodge. We provide all transport to and from the beach as part of the surf package, and we'll take you at the best time of the day for surfing where possible.

 

GUARANTEED TO STAND!
ALL GEAR INCLUDED
ALL TRANSPORT INCLUDED

PACKAGE RATES.. Read on below for more information and price details on our different package types. If you have any questions or booking queries please contact us

1. STAY AND SURF PACKAGE

  • A half-day beginner surfing lesson with full instruction on day one

  • Independent board & wetsuit hire on subsequent day(s)

  • Share accommodation at the surf school base 'the Karioi Lodge'

Independent Stay & Surf Package

Cost

2 days surfing/1 night accommodation $145
3 days surfing/2 nights accommodation $199
4 days surfing/3 nights accommodation $259
5 days surfing/4 nights accommodation

Plus a Raglan Surf School T-Shirt valued at $40

$339


2. STAY & SURF PACKAGE WITH SUPERVISION

  • A half-day beginner surfing lesson with full instruction on day one

  • Supervised practice with board & wetsuit hire on subsequent days depending on the length of your package

  • Share accommodation at the surf school base 'the Karioi Lodge'

Stay & Surf Package with Supervised Practice

Cost

2 days surfing/1 night accommodation $169
3 days surfing/2 nights accommodation $245
4 days surfing/3 nights accommodation $329
5 days surfing/4 nights accommodation

Plus a Raglan Surf School T-Shirt valued at $40

$429


3. SURF LESSON & BOARD HIRE PACKAGE

  • A half-day beginner surfing lesson with full instruction on day one

  • Independent board & wetsuit hire on subsequent days depending on the length of your package

Surf Lesson & Board Hire Package

Cost

2 days surfing $120
3 days surfing $155
4 days surfing $179
5 days surfing

purchase a $40 RSS t-shirt for half price

$229


4. SURF LESSON & BOARD HIRE PACKAGE WITH SUPERVISION

  • A half-day beginner surfing lesson with full instruction on day one

  • Supervised practice board & wetsuit hire on subsequent days depending on the length of your package

Surf Lesson & Supervised Board Hire Package

Cost

2 days surfing $144
3 days surfing $199
4 days surfing $249
5 days surfing

purchase a $40 RSS t-shirt for half price

$325

 

DRY LAND TRAINING
SURFING FUN
TIME FOR EXPLORING

UPGRADES AVAILABLE

Upgrades are available for luxury beach house accommodation in Whale Bay, private lessons if you're not a beginner surfer or you want to improve your surfing skills with 1 on 1 instruction and extending your half day practice sessions to full days for more time in the water. Various Raglan adventures are also available to add on to your package - often at a special discounted rate.

Luxury Beach House Accommodation Upgrade

Want to check the surf from your pillow, soak in the spa after an exhilarating afternoon spent surfing or watch the surfing action at Whale Bay's world famous point breaks? Ask us about our luxury holiday houses in Whale Bay we manage through Sleeping Lady Lodgings. Prices range from $99-$240 for 1 or 2 people.

Private Surfing Lesson Upgrade

Upgrade the half day beginner lesson to a private lesson for an additional $64 if you desire one on one surf coaching and full personalised instruction. Often this suits people who are in between the beginner & intermediate stage who already understand the basics of surfing and intermediate/advanced surfers wanting to improve their surfing skills.

Full Day Practice Session Upgrade

For super keen surfers who want to spend as much time in the water as possible extend your half day hire to a full day hire for only an extra $10 per day (available for independent sessions only as we can't guarantee full day supervision

Multi-Lesson Upgrade

For those who want personalised one on one instruction for more than one day multi-lesson upgrades are available. Please contact us for more details.

 

PRIVATE LESSON UPGRADES
SUNSET BACK AT BASE CAMP
SURF PLANNING @ OFFICE

BOOKING INFORMATION: Advanced bookings to avoid disappointment are advisable. For a confirmed booking we do require a 50% non-refundable deposit. We do accept cheques or credit cards or direct bank payments.

 

ACTIVITIES

Karioi Lodge is one of the best spots to enjoy the great outdoors plus we are walking distance to Whale & Manu Bay - the surfing heart of Raglan & also nearby to many other Raglan activities. Helping you to organise and book local activities & transport is a complimentary service for guests. Read on below for the low down on activities you can get amongst at the Karioi Lodge & surrounding area or just click on an activity in the tables immediately below...

KARIOI LODGE & NEARBY ACTIVITIES

Enjoy Whale & Manu Bay

OTHER RAGLAN ACTIVITIES

Karioi Tramping Transport

Fishing Charters

 

DAILY SURFING LESSONS... Half day beginner surf lessons are held everyday starting at Karioi Lodge and finishing up at Ngarunui Beach - a beautiful sandy beach ideal for learning to surf. Lessons run twice daily in the summer and once a day in the winter (sometimes with two lessons in the weekends). Please check with us for lesson times and to make a booking with no deposit needed. We will run a lesson with one person no problem - no minimum numbers needed! Lessons include the use of a surfboard, wetsuit, all transport to and from beach & an after surf sauna back at base. Free pickups and drop offs from Raglan Township if you're not already staying with us.

Annual Golf Tournament
Surf Lesson - Land Practice
Bush Walks

Half day private lessons are also an option for those wanting more one on one instruction or who are seeking to improve intermediate or advanced surfing skills. Private lessons are essential to book ahead of time and include all equipment (although you can bring your own if desired) & transport. For more info check out the Raglan Surf School Website.

THE LOOP TRACK BUSH WALK... The Karioi lodge is set on 110 acres of coastal nature reserve and has its own bush track - known as the loop track. This bush walk is not for the weak hearted as it has its steep moments but of course what goes up must come down and after a bit of a slog uphill follows a different path back down to the lodge. Total time to walk the track usually takes about 45 minutes to an 1 hour - although known to be a bit shorter or longer for the fitness gurus & couch potatoes. Try to beat the record time round the track if you're feeling up to the challenge! At times you can see the sea - but mostly this track has impressive native bush with spectacular Puriri trees & Nikau groves. Don't forget to grab a map at the office, write your name on the board before you depart & check back in on your return.

TRAMPING MT KARIOI... Enjoy tramping the Mountain at your doorstep! This tramp takes approximately 4-6 hours and is classed as a day tramp. Consequently you need to be prepared if you're undertaking this adventurous journey with water, snacks, warm clothes and good footwear. You can go up the mountain directly from the lodge and come back on the same route or alternatively follow one of two other tracks back down. Please note that if you don't come back on the Karioi Lodge track you'll need to walk quite a way back to the lodge on the road or arrange for somebody nice to pick you up at a pre-arranged time. See below for information on the Karioi climbers pickup and drop off service.

Summer Su
Hire some Surf Gear
West Coast Sunsets

EVENING SAUNAS... The lodge has a Scandinavian style sauna which is in operation for guests to use most nights, free of charge, starting from 6pm. A cold outdoor shower is right outside the sauna so you can cool off and heat up as many times as you like.

ENJOY WHALE & MANU BAY... Whale Bay & Manu Bay are the heart of Raglan Surfing & are only a short walk down the hill from the Karioi Lodge. If you don't surf yourself you can watch how its done with close up surfing action, explore the rocky coastline & find its treasures both natural, historical & cultural, find yourself a secret swimming spot or if you're really lucky (they can come 2/3 times a year) spot some Orcas on their journey round the rocks and into the Whaingaroa harbour.

RENT SURF EQUIPMENT... Raglan Surf School's surfing equipment is available for hire either directly from the Karioi Lodge or directly from Ngarunui Beach in the summer. Special learner boards, fibre glass boards, mini malibus plus cozy wetsuits & body boards are available. Guests hiring our gear will get free transport to & from the beach plus a guest only discount on any half day board & wetsuit hire! Rent surf board equipment for half a day and get a 2hr raglan harbour boat cruise also for only $59 all up!!

MOUNTAIN BIKE HIRE... We have a selection of bikes for you to use. We charge a small hire fee of $5 for half a days use. Locks & helmets are provided. There are no tracks specifically for mountain biking in Raglan but they are handy for checking out the bays, biking to town (8kms each way) or biking to Te Toto Gorge for the short coastal walk & sensational sunset viewing!

SUNSET HARBOUR CRUISE ...Join the Wahinemoe on one of her daily sunset cruises exploring the Whaingaroa harbour in Raglan. Cruises depart at 6pm for a 2 hour trip returning at 8pm. The cost is $49 per adult, $29 for children (1-15yrs) and seats may be booked online on the Raglan boat charters website http://www.raglanboatcharters.co.nz or by contacting us directly.

JOIN THE DAILY TOWN RUN... Everyday there is transport to Raglan Township so guests can enjoy relaxing at one of Raglans cafes, shop, explore & check out the markets. You can stay in town for 1-2 hours depending on the day. There is a small cost of $1 each way.

PANORAMIC LOOK OUT POINT...The look out point at the lodge has recently been re-invented, landscaped to create a stunning environment for our guests to relax & enjoy life! Sun bake on the big round deck, look out over the Tasman Sea with panoramic coastal & mountain views, stretch out with some yoga or enjoy a happy hour on sunset. Whatever floats your boat, its a sensational way to spend a few hours.

WALK TO NGARUNUI BEACH (via Bryant Memorial Track)... This walk to Raglan's main sandy surfing & swimming beach takes about 40-60 minutes each way and passes through a variety of terrain. Start off from the lodge and walk past Whale & Manu Bay with great sea views from the road. At Manu Bay if the tide is co-operating you can opt to take a rocky boulder route around to the beach or you can continue up the road to the top of the hill where you'll soon meet up with the Bryant Memorial track that leads down to the beach. Halfway down there is a great lookout point. Take one route there and another back to see it all (tide permitting).

HALF DAY SURF BOARD AND WETSUIT RENTAL PLUS A 2HR SUNSET CRUISE...Karioi Lodge guests and Raglan Surfing School customers who hire a sufboard and wetsuit for half a day can also enjoy a 2hr sunset harbour cruise with free GOURMET BBQ sub-sandwich onboard the Wahinemoe. Do both these activities for only $59!

DOUBLE DARE DEAL!!
By taking up the Double Dare Challenge, you will get to live the Raglan Dream and get the deal of a lifetime! DARE ONE: Experience the thrill and adventure of learning to surf with a full 3hr group beginner surfing lesson at Raglan's beautiful sandy beach, followed up with DARE TWO: heaps of fun, relaxation, great sights & more adventure onboard the Wahinemoe for the 2hr sunset harbour cruise.  ALL THIS FOR ONLY $99 PER ADULT AND $69 PER CHILD 14 & UNDER!!! CLICK HERE for moreck here for moreK HERE FOR MORE INFO

DRIVE TO TE TOTO GORGE FOR A COASTAL WALK & SUNSET...Te Toto gorge offers a short coastal walk (approx 30 minutes down to the coast) with stunning remote coastal views from sheer cliffs. There is a viewing platform at the top - probably one of the finest spots to watch a West Coast Sunset! The walk starts with a steep descent before you come out onto flatter land close to the coast. This area was once used extensively by Maori and the remnants of stone walls can still be seen in places.

WATCH MOVIES & SPORT MATCHES or BROWSE THE NET... For those rainy days and TV addicts we have all the SKY TV channels including sports & movies which you can watch on a 42 inch plasma screen T.V. A small selection of Videos, DVD's and books are also available for guest use in the lounge. Two computers & Broadband internet is available for a small charge.

TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER NIGHTS & OTHER EVENTS... Weekly poker sessions have become a regular evening event for some of the locals and ex-pats of Karioi Lodge. Join them if you dare for Texas Holdem. Everybody welcome. The Karioi Lodge also hosts other fun events such as pot luck dinners & our annual golf tournament for charity.

PLANT A TREE... Over the last 10 years the Karioi Lodge has replaced a large area of land that was filled with exotic pine trees back into its natural form of native trees & plants. Many guests have donated money to pay for a tree which they have planted themselves. You can see for yourself all the wonderful people who've helped in our cause & planted trees by seeing named rocks next to their trees.

RAGLAN ACTIVITIES

RAGLAN KAYAKS...Discover landscapes full of colourful history as you kayak across the harbour to the unique limestone coast. We stop for swims on secluded beaches and take our time so you can really make the most of yours. We include delicious refreshments and snacks along the way too. No experience needed! $70 per person. Duration 3 hours approximately. Rentals available as well as tours.

PLAY GROUND (FOR GROWN UPS)... Manoeuver through our beautiful native bush tracks on our specially designed KARTS. Drivers licence essential $35 for two warm up laps, and a farm tour (Bush track). PAINTBALL Set in lovely native bush surroundings. $30 for 200 paintballs, game lasts until ammo runs out. CLAY TARGETS Test your accuracy $25 for ten clay targets (birds) and 20 rounds. Bookings essential Deposits are required to secure your booking.

SUNSET HARBOUR CRUISING... You haven't seen Raglan until you've seen it from the water! A scenic sunset tour of Raglan (Whaingaroa) Harbour. Explore limestone rock formations, local wildlife and learn about the areas history while relaxing onboard the Wahinemoe a super smooth luxury houseboat that offers you stunning views and a different perspective of Raglan.

HORSE TREKKING...Wild Coast Ruapuke: Experience an extreme horse adventure at Wildcoast Ruapuke. Your trek will take you up the foothills of Mount Karioi, down through bush and farmland on to the beautiful rugged Ruapuke beach. Cost $80 per person Transport to Ruapuke can be arranged at $15 per person (minimum 2 people).

LEARN TO KITE SURF...Kitesurf the Whaingaroa harbour. Learn to kite surf lessons &equipment hire for experienced Kitesurfers available.

KARIOI CLIMBERS DROP OFF & PICK UP TRAMP SERVICE...Raglan Scenic Tours will drop your group off on one side of the mountain, and pick you up six hours later on the other side. $30 per person. Minimum charge for two applies.

RAGLAN SCENIC TOURS...Tours around Raglan and surrounding area. Tours can be arranged to suit your interests. A one hour historic tour shows you the old buildings and sites of local history in Raglan, with a friendly, interesting commentary. Tours in a vintage car can be arranged.

WAINGARO HOT SPRINGS... Situated 24 kilometres from Raglan. 3 thermal hot pools with temperatures from 32 to 42 degrees. Private spa pools. Hot water hydroslide. bumper boats. Gas barbeques and picnic areas. Children's play area, trampolines. Caravan park on site.

FISHING...Fishing charters available all year round. Minimum numbers/cost involved.

BRIDAL VEIL FALLS...It is an easy walk to the top of the Bridal Veil Falls following the Pakoka River for most of the way. The track is suitable for push chairs but is not wheelchair accessible. The 55-metre Falls are spectacular.

GOLF...Raglans golf course is unreal! You wont find many beautiful 18 hole courses that feel like its your own - you'll be lucky to see many others playing let alone wait for a tee off. Don't hit the sheep & mind the great harbour views - enough to put anyone off their swing!

CREATIVE MARKETS ...Held on the second Sunday of every month. A chance to peruse the creative wares of Raglans artisans, bakers and general crafts.

We can organise & book any Raglan tours you may be interested in free of charge such as Raglan Eco Kayaks, Raglan Harbour Cruises, Wild Coast Horse Treks in Ruapuke, Magic Mountain Horse Treks or Raglan Kite Surfing.

Please let us know if you’ve any further questions or booking enquiries. We're also home of the Raglan Surf School holding daily surf lessons & offering surf rental equipment, Surf Dames which runs womens surf retreats, Sleeping Lady Lodgings which offers luxury holiday houses right at Whale Bay & Raglan Boat Charters offering daily sunset cruises & an exciting cruise venue on the Raglan Harbour for group & function bookings. See you soon!!!

 

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