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The 2 main attractions here, are the 'hot beach' and cathedral cove. I'll get to the latter one later. Cathedral cove is the largest in a series of coves along this coast. Think of a large arch, a tunnel even, with sand at the bottom, the sea flowing through it at high tide and a spacious walk-through when it's not. Me and Benny did the 40minute walk to get there. Simon and Albert went for the watertaxi.
... for his first surfing lesson. "Well," I said, "You've mastered the ironing board, so a surf board should be child's play."
He took to it like the proverbial duck to water. Luckily, by then I had finished my woman's work and was able to snap this picture of him in action. It's a shame the definition is quite good enough for you to appreciate the finer points of his technique. He may lose his glasses, but he's a master of the ...
... Opoutere. This area is very special and remains, by and large unspoilt and undeveloped. It is rare to find a 5 kilometre stretch of white sand dune beach with not a single house nor any other sign of civilization in sight. Beach access is by way of the quaint wooden footbridge and a leisurely 20 minute stroll through the forest. The beach has a raw beauty with spectacular views out to Slipper Island. Where the beach ...
I have been staying in Ngatea, a small town at the base of the Coromandel. The only thing here is the Ngatea Water Gardens which my friends family runs. Days consist of waking up late in the huge guest room, eating food with home picked veggies, fruit and berries and tanning in the beautiful New Zealand sun. I've been introduced to fijoas and they are ...
We were staying close to the popular tourist spots on the Coramandal Peninsular, so we made an early start to beat the rush. Cathedral Cove is a beach with a large limestone arch crossing the beach, there are lots of stacks and islands in the bay which make it a much photographed beautiful beach. Even though we were quite early, stopping only for Graham to go snorkelling, the walk to the beach was quite busy and sea taxis and canoes also make their way there, but it was ...
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