On the west coast of the North Island lies Raglan, a sleepy surf town with a old town feeling renown for it’s surf. Downtown Raglan is inland set on the harbor, with Wainui Road leading ~ 15 minutes out to Manu Bay and Whale Bay for seemingly endless point breaks. Shaun had been looking forward to coming to Raglan for a long time!
Coolangatta is the southernmost point of the Gold Coast, right on the border between Queensland and New South Wales. The area maintains it’s small beach town feeling despite the several high-rise complexes that line the coast. Cooly is home to a handful of scenic beaches and iconic surfbreaks – including Snapper Rocks, D-Bah, Greenmount and Kirra.
The Sydney suburb full of trendy young people.
Surry Hills, as described by the Airbnb neighborhood guide: “Cool places and cooler people comprise one of Sydney’s coolest neighborhoods.” The streets are lined with cafes, each creatively competing to be more unique than the one next door. Boutiques full of knick knacks and perfectly disarrayed decor. The nightlife consists mostly of speakeasy-themed bars or converted warehouses.