The Coromandel would have to be one of my most visited places in the North Island. I grew up visiting the Coromandel for summer vacations, and my love for the area has never faded. The diversity present in this beautiful part of New Zealand ranges from white sandy beaches, to rocky bays, to temperate rain forest, waterfalls and much more. The very popular hike The Pinnacles Coromandel is in this region and it really is a must do if you're visiting! So much to photograph here and the vibe is always relaxed and easy. Enjoy my journey through The Coromandel as a New Zealand Landscape Photographer .. if you are interested in prints or purchasing images please visit my print store or contact me. If you'd like to read my top places to visit on The Coro, feel free to check out my blog post.
The Coromandel truly is a gem for landscape photography. The diversity in the Coromandel is like nothing else in New Zealand having been a huge volcanic area in ancient times meaning there is a little bit of everything here.
Pre-colonial times the Coromandel boasted some the biggest Kauri Forests in the North Island. The Coromandel ranges are home to the famous Pinnacles walk which is an absolute favourite hike of mine. The Pinnacles walk sunrise is one the best panoramic views you can encounter in the North Island landscape. Volcanic rock and vast ancient forests for as far as the eye can see, then the forest leads out to the ocean .. what a dream!
A Cathedral Cove sunrise or sunset is absolutely beautiful and with Te Hoho rock catching the light it is one of the magical seascapes that looks even more incredible on camera.
Places like Tairua, Hahei, Hot Water Beach, Whangamata and Opoutere offer stunning Coromandel landscapes along the coast and if you have a drone you can get some spectacular shots from the air. If you're more into surfing and wave photography then these are your spots to go.
Northern Coromandel is more rugged and off the beaten track. It is home to the beautiful Coromandel Coastal Walk, Stony Bay, Fletchers Bay and Fantail Bay. All of these locations are magical for a picnic and make great seascape images. Port Jackson is one of the only white sandy beaches in Northern Coromandel and there is an awesome camp site run by the Department of Conservation you can stay at.
I hope by sharing these NZ images of the Coromandel it might inspire you to come and explore all the majestic locations in the Coromandel for yourself.