Raglan-to-Ruapuke (H3)

Raglan-to-Ruapuke Beach backroads loop.

GPS: Ruapuke Beach: -37.891344 174.765167

Raglan Scenic driving loop overview

Raglan Scenic driving loop overview

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A heavenly well-made 2WD gravel road from Raglan to Ruapuke, then on to Bridal Veil Falls to make a complete loop.

A heavenly well-made 2WD gravel road from Raglan to Ruapuke, then on to Bridal Veil Falls to make a complete loop.

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The crown of Mt Karioi as seen from the roa to Ruapuke Beach.

The crown of Mt Karioi as seen from the roa to Ruapuke Beach.

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The gravel road to Ruapuke Beach sporting epic coastal vistas.

The gravel road to Ruapuke Beach sporting epic coastal vistas.

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Looking down on the hidden Ruapuke Motor Camp, signed along the road between the northern and southern beacch access roads.

Looking down on the hidden Ruapuke Motor Camp, signed along the road between the northern and southern beacch access roads.

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The northern road access down to Ruapuke Beach.  Sometimes signed, sometimes not.  Good thing you've got a good guidebook with you!

The northern road access down to Ruapuke Beach. Sometimes signed, sometimes not. Good thing you’ve got a good guidebook with you!

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The popular northern end of Ruapuke Beach---this is where the surfers go,

The popular northern end of Ruapuke Beach—this is where the surfers go.

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The southern carpark for Ruapuke Beach, Raglan.

The southern carpark for Ruapuke Beach, Raglan.

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The southern headland on Ruapuke Beach.  At lower tides ou can scamper around to find nice secrets.

The southern headland on Ruapuke Beach. At lower tides ou can scamper around to find nice secrets.

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Looking south from the final southern Ruapuke headland.  Endless people-free beach here, but watch about the rising tide cutting off your return.

Looking south from the final southern Ruapuke headland. Endless people-free beach here, but watch about the rising tide cutting off your return.

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Sunset on Ruapuke beach, at the sprinkling waterfall shower around the southern headland.  Nice!

Sunset on Ruapuke beach, at the sprinkling waterfall shower around the southern headland. Nice!

Sunset on Ruapuke beach, at the sprinkling waterfall shower around the southern headland. Nice!

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