Thursday, February 22, 2007

Coromandel Weekend

Another part of my birthday present from Kel was a weekend in the Coromandel!

Cathedral Cove KayakingWe started out kayaking in Hahae, off the east coast of the Coromandel peninsula.

Here's Cathedral Cove, we got lucky with the timing there, it had been closed for days earlier while there was filming going on for the next Narnia movie.

Cathedral Cove

Striped MarlinAfter the kayaking we did some driving and hiking to get to the tip of the peninsula. On our way through Whitianga we saw a boat come in with a 114kg Striped Marlin.

That evening we camped at a Dept. of Conservation (DOC) campground at Stony Bay. Check out the geotags on the Flickr photos to see the locations on a map. It was a long winding way on single lane gravel roads.

Hike from Stony Bay to Fletchers BayThe next morning we hiked across the very tip of the peninsula to Fletchers Bay. The scenery was amazing, I highly recommend that hike.

Hike to Fletchers Bay

Dscf0146On the other side, we hit a beach for a quick swim, then we did some biking along the coast.


Lastly, we stopped in Coromandel town for dinner (and happened to catch the tail end of the Black Caps beating Australia in Cricket). Fabulous weekend!

File Under: New Zealand,

1 comment:

  1. Hahei-I think that is where we ended up sleeping in the car on the beach. Love the Coramandel. Pix look nice!