Cathedral Cove Beach
The Cathedral Cave in New Zealand is an amazing Gothic-style work of art, where the architect and designer are the ocean and the wind. Cathedral Cove is an arch-shaped rock reminiscent of a fairytale portal to some fantastic world worth seeing.
New Zealand: Virgin Beauty
Hollywood directors will not make box office films, wherever, agree? “The Lord of the Rings”, “The Chronicles of Narnia”, “The Hobbit”, the series “Xena – the Princess of Warriors” – and this is not the whole list of films whose main filming locations took place in New Zealand. Stunning fabulous landscapes, majestic mountains, glaciers, green plains, picturesque lakes and pristine jungle. Kiwi country is not only a great location for filming movie masterpieces, but also a real ecological soul of the Earth.
The authorities of New Zealand take care of all natural assets. That is why the territories on 840 hectares, uniting the Cathedral Bay, as well as the neighboring Gemstone Bay, Stingray Bay, Mares Leg Cove, are called the Te Fanganui-A-Hey Marine Rezev marine reserve.
Cathedral Bay: cave, beaches, pokhatukawa
Coromandel Peninsula – hundreds of tourists come here every year to see firsthand the natural wonder called Cathedral Cove. The cave is the pearl of Cathedral Bay. Newlyweds here hold wedding ceremonies on the ocean, and lovers organize romantic picnics.
Cathedral (or it is also called Cathedral) cave is located near the resort town of Hahei. Therefore, one of the most beautiful beaches near the cave is called Hahei. It is famous for its blue-turquoise waves, snow-white sand and bizarre trees with an unusual shape of leaves and bright fruits – knuckles.
It is interesting! Nature is not only a talented architect, but also an amazing composer. The acoustics of the Cathedral Cave is so successful that it was even used as an opera hall for the concert of singer Kiri Te Kanawa.
For centuries, wind and waves have created the unusual shape of Cathedral Cove, turning a larger and larger hole. Today the size of the Cathedral Cave is 120 m by 20 m. It is difficult to imagine how persistent the forces of nature are in creating such masterpieces.
In general, the whole local area – like a fabulous landscape, takes on a special charm at dawn and in the rays of purple sunset.
Almost all tourists who visited this place have a souvenir photo of the Cathedral Cave, through which you can see “Te Hoho” – a rock carved by the winds in the form of the bow and sails of the ship.
On a note! Watching and photographing the rock is best before lunch, as the tide begins in the afternoon, and you can’t get closer to Cathedral Cove.