This blogpost shows my Top Ten pictures of New Zealand. All taken during a late 2019 campervan road trip of both islands. MORE
Beaches and seascapes are high on everybody's list. After a first version of my Top Ten beaches a couple of years ago I took the opportunity to update this blogpost after my sabbatical. Be prepared for beach beauty from Australia, Fiji, Iceland, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA.
Cathedral Cove, North Island, New Zealand
After starting our road trip in Auckland we drove to the Coromandel Peninsula. We stayed at Hahei Beach (see next picture) and went for a walk to the wonderful Cathedral Cove (Te Whanganui-A-Hei). The rock arch is formed by the surge of seawater of the cliff. It grew over time and formed this giant hall. At some time in the future the roof will collapse and only a single sandstone pillar will be standing tall. To reach the beach it is an easy and well paved 2,5 km walk along the shoreline from Hahei beach. The spot is not only about the classic sandstone arch that you see here but has plenty of photographic scenes to offer. Next time I will definitely make way more time for the Coromandel Peninsula.