The Coromandel Region

17 May

In my opinion Coromandel had some of the North Island’s most beautiful beaches. Driving up by the coast, looking over the powerful waves hitting the shores, you do not have to do much to get a great photo.

as you drive along the beach you see some ancient pohutukawa trees (Far North Coromandel)..they are brilliant.We stopped in Coromandel, a lovely small town, and tried some mussels. The mussels were marinated in different sauces, including BBQ, sweet chili, garlic and so on. However I think i should keep to mussels cooked in white wine sauce from now on…


Our next stop in the Coromandel region was the Cathedral Cove. It took a 40 minute walk to the beach, but it was well worth it. The “hidden” beach where the Cove was had a natural waterfall and the Cathedral Cove huge natural stone arch was something of natures beautiful creation.

The Hot Water Beach was next, for two hours on each side of the tide we could access the area in front of some rocky outcrop hot water ooze up from the sand. So ready with a spade we dug ourselves a hot water pool. It was one of the weirdest things i have ever done. The water was really hot in the little pool we made, so nice and relaxing. However, I have to admit that my bum was very hot and red afterwards, think i might have burned it a little bit.

3 Responses to “The Coromandel Region”

  1. jon olav vik (kommende svigerfar til margareth) :-) June 3, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    hallo nice pictures and video – I thougt I have been everywhere on those Ilands – hmmm some interresting places I have not been…. Perhaps I come again…
    enjoy it… it*s winter there now or ??

    • Kat Breivik June 5, 2011 at 1:51 am #

      Thank you, yes there are so many places on the Island, we have definitely will have missed some places. We will have to go again. Yes it is winter here now, we are in Queenstown, and got an apartment for the winter (a lot of skiing here) so its cold! 🙂 ps. very good english!

  2. Marie June 4, 2011 at 7:40 am #

    Der har eg o vore kb, knall fint der! 🙂 Strendene i Coromandel e fine ja, og hot water beach e ganske så kult 😉

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