Monday, 16 April 2018

Visiting Coromandel Peninsula

Located about 100 kilometers from Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula main road is about 250 km drive. That road is mainly following the bay and its a good driving challenge. Only few times we could go faster than 50km/h due to all the turns.


To illustrate, you can click on the picture below to access a timelapse from the driving.

Its good that Tim is not car sick. And for me... driving, helped me to not be.


The Coromandel Peninsula is also well known by the locals. On the week-end and during holidays period, we can see them driving their car with a boat attached behind.

We stop along the way to take pictures and enjoy the green hills and blue water.


We visit Cathedral Cove that request a good hour walk, or a boat ride. We choose the walk to there and we arrive on a white sand beach. We also check on the rock formation that gives its name "Cathedral Cove" to the place.

Cathedral Cove

By the end of the day, we go to Hot Water Beach. Equipped with a shovel, we try to find some hot water coming out from the beach. No luck for us after trying at 3 different spots. Hopefully, a couple give us their pool before they leave. The water can reach 64°C and its a geothermal source.

The next day, we go visit the Shakespeare Lookout.

View from Shakespeare Lookout
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