Cathedral Cove, CoromandelImage: Piotr Zurek | Creative Commons
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Whanganui A Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve – see sandy flats, reefs, boulder and many different sea creatures and plants that live there. Take a walk along the coast to see the very popular Hahei and Cathedral Cove.
Te Pare Historic Reserve – at the southern end of Hahei Beach this reserve has the remains of two prominent Ngati Hei pa sites.
Coromandel recreation brochure (PDF, 1,994K)
Gemstone Bay has a unique snorkel trail of four buoys that illustrate the marine habitats and species that live in the water below.
Stingray Bay, a little further on, is also good for snorkelling.
Te Pare Historic Reserve - at the southern end of Hahei Beach Te Pare Historic Reserve encompasses the remains of two prominent Ngati Hei pa sites
Stingray Bay has a sandy beach and is good for swimming.
Turn off SH25 at Whenuakite, onto Hot Water Beach Rd. Veer left onto Link Rd, then turn right onto Hot Water Beach Rd.