The Coromandel Peninsula

I’ve seen coastlines on 5 different continents. Up until now, I’ve been convinced that the Wildcoast region of South Africa is untouchable as best coastline in the world. As a former Saffa, I’m a bit dissapointed to admit that it has been bumped down into second. The Coromandel Peninsula now holds that title.

The area around Whitianga is perfection for beach lovers. Flanked by volcanic sea cliffs, subtropical rain forests, geothermal activity, more bays and inlets than I could count and the history of Captain Cook, it has it all. It even has excellent cafes with the best carrot cake I’ve ever experienced. 

I hope the pictures speak for themselves. I don’t have the benefit of my usual editing system, so please forgive any obvious mistakes - these are straight out of Lightroom on an uncalibrated, laptop monitor.


I’d love to give a shout out to my wife who has done the bulk of the parenting whilst I’ve been shooting. If you’re wondering how that is going, check out her blog.

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