Category Archives: New Zealand

Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach, not far north of Tairua on the Coromandel Coast, was where people took a spade to dig in the sand. Once they had a deep enough hole filled with thermal water, they sat and soaked up the warmth. Continue reading Hot Water Beach

Cathedral Cove

The Coromandel Coast’s most favoured beach was Cathedral Cove. Hoards of people flocked there to stand near its gigantic arch that connected it to Mare’s Log Cove for a photo or three. Others swam out to the stack off Mare’s Log Cove to dive into the chilly water. Continue reading Cathedral Cove

Shakespeare’s Cliff Reserve

I took the short hike up the hill along side the dusty road to take in the estuary and Maramaratotara Bay in one direction and Lonely Bay and Cooks Bay around the other side of the cliff. Continue reading Shakespeare’s Cliff Reserve

Coromandel Coastline

On a boat ride from Ferry Landing, we headed south around Cooks Bay idling near one unique rock formation after another. Sea caves were a common sight carved into the soft pumice and ash rocks by wind and sea. These very rocks resulted in the deep green and often aqua waters that hugged the coastline. Continue reading Coromandel Coastline