On our holiday we stayed not far from the Coromandel in the North of the North island. A beautiful area with many great beaches and wild inland.
We drove over the Tapu-Coroglen road, which is mainly a gravel Road through the middle of the Coromandel range. The scenery is stunning and makes me think of the West Coast of the South Island with all these fern trees.
From this road we walked.to this +/- 1200 year old Kauri tree which is the 15th largest tree on the Peninsula.
When we came to the other side we had a gorgeous 1 1/2 hour return walk to the cathedral cove. Here a stunning view from the track.
The Karangahake Gorge
Between Waihi and Paeroa is the karangahake Gorge, where you certainly have to go to when you are in the area. It has gorgeous tracks over swing bridges, through mining tunnels (window walk) and nature is gobsmucking here. We went here for a day and walked some tracks.
Track over the old railway through a kilometre long brick-lined tunnel
Passing over to the other side on a swing bridge
I've got so many pictures I could fill a book with it but they will turn up now and than on my blog. There is more to come though from other places.