Located in the Coromandel region
Gemstone Bay has a unique snorkel trail with 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.
Visit Whanganui A Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve to see sandy flats, reefs, boulder and many different sea creatures and plants that live there, or Te Pare Historic Reserve with the remains of two prominent Ngati Hei pa sites.
Turn off SH25 at Whenuakite, onto Hot Water Beach Rd. Veer left onto Link Rd, then turn right onto Hot Water Beach Rd.