Walking in New Zealand


newzealand-nov-05-076.jpg  These beaches show the coastline east of Coromandel, near Matarangi.

There are good roads round the Coromandel as far north as the town of Coromandel, but further north the roads are narrow, twisting and distances are much greater than they appear on the map

These beaches show the coastline east of Coromandel, near Matarangi.


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South African daisys grow wild on the sand dunes


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Property at the end of the beach


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where a small stream flows into the sea


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A view of Coromandel from the road to the east


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Private gardens open to the public are well worth a visit


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The narrow gauge railway takes you up to a viewpoint


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A feat of engineering that switchbacks up the steep hillside


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Rolling stock is built on site


newzealand-nov-05-096.jpg  This is largely a gravel road that twists and turns and is too narrow for the large timber wagons that use it. Not for the faint hearted or timid drivers!

Wild pigs at the side of the old road over the range

This is largely a gravel road that twists and turns and is too narrow for the large timber wagons that use it. Not for the faint hearted or timid drivers!