Meet The Makers Art Tour to Raglan from Auckland

Art tour to Raglan from Auckland. This tour is a visual feast of galleries, creative spaces, workshops, and breath-taking rugged west coast beaches.
Raglan is a west coast beach town with a laid-back surfy vibe. It's home to a lot of talented people, all with fascinating stories to share. Explore with a Raglan local, step into the world of some of the most talented New Zealand artists based in Raglan, and experience this special place that inspires their creativity.
You will have time to explore Raglan township on your own or let your host take you around and meet the locals'.

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Duration 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Gratuities
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks - Delicious morning tea made with locally produced ingredients
    • Alcoholic Beverages - Bubbles, Raglan brewed beer, Ecology & Co alcohol free gin and tonic, and gourmet canapés.
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Little Hill Studios, 49B Hills Road, Raglan 3295, New Zealand

    Little Hill Studios is an artist collective. The owner is author and artist Wanda Barker.
    We will have a delicious morning tea made with local ingredients here.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Toi Hauauru Studio, 4338 Main Road St Highway 23, Raglan New Zealand

    Simon Te Wheoro is a contemporary visual artist who works with a variety of mediums to produce paintings in mixed media, Ta Moko (Māori tattoo), and sculpture in wood and stone. Simon also produces a range of uniquely customized items such as T-shirts, pendants, woven kete bags.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: 34 Bow Street, Raglan 3225, New Zealand

    Made Gallery is a Raglan artist-run gallery supporting emerging artists in the Whaingaroa/Raglan area. Doug Ford paintings, Bing Pottery, Raglan Inkspillers writers, Ocean Inlays jewelry, The Revitalist, Mozart handmade clothing, Raw Queen Bee Honey.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: West Coast Stoneware, 20A Bow Street, Raglan 3225, New Zealand

    Westcoast Stoneware's pottery has been hand-crafted with a strong focus on both durability and aesthetic pleasure. They are dedicated to designing practical stoneware that looks beautiful, whilst meeting food grade standards and minimal impact on the environment.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Jet Collective, 12 Bow Street, Raglan 3225 New Zealand

    Jet Collective is an eclectic group of six Raglan-based artists and craft people who sell their work in the gallery.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Kanuka Design Gallery, 1 Wainui Road, Raglan 3225, New Zealand

    Kanuka is a destination store for those in search of distinctive artisan-inspired crafts. You will view authentic art and design representing established and emerging artists and celebrating uniquely made New Zealand products.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: B.rex PhotoDesign, Unit D/1 Wainui Road, Raglan 3225, New Zealand

    Photographer Barrie Rogerson has lived in Raglan for over 45 years, he loves photographing Raglan's stunning surrounding land and seascapes.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: 5 Wainui Road, Raglan 3225, New Zealand

    Artists at Work Studio & Gallery
    Shared by Jane Galloway and Marise Rarere who work in the studio most days. The gallery also exhibits work by other Whaingaroa/Raglan and New Zealand artists and artisans.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Show Off Aotearoa New Zealand, 2 Bow Street, Raglan 3225, New Zealand

    Jewellery and fine art gallery specialising in Pounamu (New Zealand Greenstone). Pounamu is rich in cultural significance and history, it is regarded as a national treasure and an honour to receive. The main studio is at the back of the store, where one of the artists is always working away and happy to chat and give you detailed history about the stones and metals.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Raglan, Raglan, Waikato Region, North Island

    Free time to enjoy lunch and explore on your own. Or wander around Raglan township with your host to meet the locals and taste Artisan Bread, Raglan Coffee, Raglan Chocolate, or try on some Raglan-designed clothes.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Pass By: Raglan, Raglan, Waikato Region, North Island

    Scenic drive around the rugged west coast beaches Ngaranui, Manu Bay, Wainamu, Marine Parade, and Kopua.
    Stop for photos.

    Stop At: Bing Ceramics, 14 Upper Wainui Road, Raglan 3297, New Zealand

    Unique ceramics handmade in Raglan by Sarah Bing.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Rivet Vintage, 58 Wallis Street, Raglan 3225 New Zealand

    Located in the old dairy factory, Wendy and Stan Lemmon started rivet to share their passion for design with others. Bringing old machine-aged designs back to life.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Monster Company, 58 Wallis Street, Raglan 3225, New Zealand

    Karla Stevenson creates beautiful ceramic hearts, tiles, and treasures for you, your home, your whanau (family), and special people.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Youmans Studio - Paintings, Prints and Product Design from Rick Youmans, Unit 5/92 Wallis Street, Raglan 3225, New Zealand

    Rick Youmans original art and prints.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tony Sly Pottery, Wallis St Raglan Wharf, Raglan New Zealand

    One of our most popular stops. Tony is one of New Zealand's best-loved potters. The pottery offers a unique collection of rustic and classic pottery.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Wharf Gallery Raglan, 4/92 Wallis Street, raglan, Raglan 3225, New Zealand

    The Wharf Gallery specializes in contemporary art with a particular focus on New Zealand. We will enjoy art, Bubbles, Raglan brewed beer, Ecology & Co alcohol free gin and tonic, and gourmet canapés before heading back to Auckland.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    1: SkyCity Hotel Auckland, 72 Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    2: Rainbow's End, 2 Clist Crescent, Manukau City Centre, Auckland 2104, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Service animals allowed
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Safety measures will be updated in accordance with NZ Government COVID-19 Levels.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-296668P2

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