Cathedral Cove

PHOTO: Cathedral Cove. AFAR MEDIA

The Coromandel’s getting an early Christmas, with State Highway 25A opening three months ahead of schedule. But holding back their cheers are some in Cathedral Cove, who will miss out on the usual summer trade. The Department of Conservation closed the walking track to Cathedral Cove after extreme weather in January and February, which caused up to 180 landslides and rock falls in the area.

It can be accessed by boat – and there is a water taxi running during the track closure.