Bridal Veil falls is just a short drive from Raglan. It is a spectacular 55 metre water fall and well worth the drive.
Mount Karioi has two walking tracks which are challenging but the fantastic views are well worth the hike.
Waingaro Hot Springs are a short twenty minute drive away and offer natural hot springs with a childrens playground and three outdoor pools.
Award winning Hamilton Gardens is yet another example of an activity to do nearby.