26. 12. 2017 In Neuvrščeni
The Coromandel Peninsula | New Zealand
Hilly peninsula, covered in temperate rainforest is known for its breathtaking beaches.
New Chums supposed to be the nicest one on a North Island – it has been voted as one of the top 10 beaches on the whole world. When you scramble up to the viewpoint it proves the uniqueness mostly for being a remote and untouched part of the coast.
Southern of the New Chums are two more, extremely touristy and interesting spots. With a reason. First one is definitely Hot Water Beach, which we visited for sunrise. Getting to any of the popular spots for sunrise is the way to do it; not only to get the perfect lightning, but mostly to avoid hundreds of tourists.
Can you imagine to start your day at the sandy beach, soaking in the private hot pool embraced with the first sun rays, diffused by the mist raising up above the sea? For many of us, coming from non-volcanic countries, sounds a bit unreal. But it is definitely the New Zealand style.
Second popular spot we visited was the Cathedral Cove, one of the most photographer attractions in this area – famous “tunnel” view at the Te Hoko rock, lightened by the sun, also a scene from The Chronicles of Narnia. Te Hoko has an interesting honeycombs-like structure I was impressed by, caused by the combination of the salt and wind.
The whole trip was even more interesting staying at the Earl’s Paradise, one of the campsites that felt cozy because of the “boss” Earl, Maori guy, full of interesting stories. If you visit him, he’ll welcome you by (at least one) bucket of freshly cooked mussels, called “pipi” (and tell you exactly why those are special).
Kate, thanks for joining me. Looking forward to do more trips with you!