New Zealand is an extraordinary country with immense wild landscapes, cliffs, forests and an endless blue sky. New Zealand is the ideal destination for those who love traveling on the road considering the vast size and beauty of the place; it’s a shame to stand still in one place.
Among the most fascinating areas of the country we recommend the Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, which has the most picturesque coasts of New Zealand. If you take the road from the town of Thomas and sweep the entire east coast you’ll encounter great bays and rocky headlands. If the 400 kilometers of pristine coastline is a paradise for kayakers, the interior of the peninsula is perfect for trekking. The forests are crisscrossed by trails which often emerge in front of old gold mines (some can be visited) .
Even the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula is considered the most beautiful because of the town of Whitianga which is located at the bottom of the sheltered bay making it perfect for a base. Also in its stores you can find some local craft or object you may need. With some tools you can book a tour by boat to fish offshore. In addition along the coast it is worth visiting the town of Hahei, the ideal spot if you love scuba diving. The sea in front of the village is a protected marine reserve so it is particularly rich in fish.
In New Zealand many fantasy films have been shot. The Coromandel Peninsula was especially chosen to shoot some scenes of “The Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian.” Mercury Bay on the Coromandel Peninsula is the point at which the Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, along the beautiful beach of Cathedral Cove, the most famous part of the peninsula on the eastern shore of the peninsula.
Anna Popplewell, the actress who plays Susan Pevensie, said: “Water stands out so clearly so that the public does not believe that it is real water. It seems to be quite an optical illusion created in post-production.”
Coromandel Peninsula from Momo